August 3, 2015

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

"This is a book with no pictures. It might seem like no fun to have someone read you a book with no pictures. It probably seems boring and serious. Except... Here is how books work: Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say. No matter what."

B. J. Novak of The Office fame presents a delightful take on the standard picture book. As indicated by its title, Novak takes a polar position to the increasingly popular wordless picture book by giving young readers a book without illustrations.

The book is hilarious when read aloud, making an adult narrator look very silly to child audiences as they perform line after line of nonsense. Some of the lines are jumbled wordplay, some lines praise the child who is listening, but everything is intended to make kids laugh.

What have you been reading lately?

1 comment :

  1. I have his other book, but not this one. Sounds like a great book to read to your kids. :D