Wednesday, May 4, 2011

there are no words

The wordless picture book is really nothing short of a triumph in communication. It conveys a narrative through illustration, inviting readers (or lookers in this case) to visit the story again and again, to imagine and re-imagine the tale. A successful wordless picture book is an impressive piece of art and an inventive mode of storytelling.

Images of Wave courtesy of and

There are wordless storybooks in most libraries, but if I had to choose ten favorites- this would be the list I would suggest every library have available (see Mae's post on Wave here). Check them out!

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer
Sunshine by Jean Ormerod
Rain by Peter Spier
Wave by Suzy Lee
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman
Flotsam by David Weisner
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
Chalk by Bill Thomson

 Images of Chalk courtesy of Tunix Events and

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I believe there was also one I saw called The Bored Book by David Michael Slater



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