Wordless picture books

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More Wordless Picture book fun.

Published January 13, 2015 by One Page at a Time

There may be some repeats in here but I am plumping up my wordless picture book collection at school and figured that as much as I love wordless picture books, another post was in order.  I use these frequently to tell kids that even if they cannot read words, they understand pictures and emotions.  It is so much fun to watch their little brains work to figure out what is going on in the story.  Here are my newest additions:

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17237246 Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka (follow up to A Ball for Daisy)

1296330 Truck by Donald Crews

78991 and 926032 Zoom and Re-Zoom by Istvan Banyai

18475599 The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

17262290 and finally Journey by Aaron Becker…probably my favorite of these.

The Growing “To Read List”

Published June 27, 2014 by One Page at a Time

In 4 days I am off to NYC on an adventure with my kiddo.  Well, one of my kiddos.  I am super excited to get caught up on the reading of my ARCs (advanced readers copies) as it seems that I let them slide way too often.  However, in an attempt to get my Pinterest account up to date, I have fallen upon all of these interesting looking picture books which I will promptly place on hold when I get back from vacation.  here they are, in no particular order:

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Picture books galore

Published June 6, 2014 by One Page at a Time

Gem by Holly Hobbie:  A wordless picture book about Gem, a frog, with a letter written to a granddaughter from her grandmother. I am in love with wordless picture books and I found myself longing to have a letter from my grandmother while reading this.

Gem

Froodle by Antionette Portis:  I love the work of Antionette Portis. This book had me laughing out loud at those silly birds. Great illustrations and fun text I think this is worthy of a storytime reading!

Froodle

Say Hello to Zorro by Carter Goodrich:  I think I found out about this book from Goodreads. It was the kind of story that made me think “if I was a dog, that is how I would want to live my doggie life”. A fun story with great illustrations. I read that the author, Carter Goodrich, is the main character drawer dude (sorry, can’t think of the title they used:-) of Despicable Me among other famous animated films. I love when people cross over to other forms of artistic expression.

Say Hello to Zorro!check out his website at: http://cartergoodrich.com/

 

The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller:  This is not technically classified as a graphic novel but being as it has panels on the pages, I decided to categorize it that way here. Lovely illustrations tell a very fun story where absolutely no words are needed. The Adventures of Polo

 

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner

Published November 8, 2013 by One Page at a Time

In this “almost” wordless picture book, Mr. Wuffles is not interested in everyday toys.  He has discovered an alien space ship in his home and waits for it to come out from under the heater….even though his people bring him a rocket ship to play with.  This story is part graphic novel, part picture book but completely lovely.

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Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu

Published October 28, 2013 by One Page at a Time

I’m very unsure of how I feel about this book. I love wordless picture books, so I wanted to love this. I didn’t love it, but I don’t think I hated it either. There was a lot going on most of the time. It is purely a fantasy, although I’m not sure that kids would be able to conclude that by the illustrations….and the monkeys freaked me out.
I didn’t use this one with the kids at school and I’m not sure that it would be purchase worthy but I will probably revisit this in a year or so to see if I feel differently.

Wonder Bear

Today…with kinders and 2nd graders

Published October 15, 2013 by One Page at a Time

I talked to the kiddos about wordless picture books and how great they are.  I explained that even if they cannot read the words, they can make a story up to go along with the pictures…everyone has an imagination and today I put theirs to the test.  Here are the books we used (and yes, most I have already posted  but I love wordless picture books, it’s worth mentioning a second time:-)

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Wave by Suzy Lee

Published October 6, 2013 by One Page at a Time

I feel so much better now that I have read this book. The last Suzy Lee book just was not my cup of tea, however, I adored this wordless picture book. A little girl is playing on the beach. She steps out just far enough as to not touch the water. The tide then comes in, teasing her, and she runs back just far enough. The seagulls are in on this little game as well, until waves rush in, soaking the little girl.
Everytime I pick up a Suzy Lee book, I’m always afraid that I am going to smear the pages as they look like they are actually drawn on the paper and not a product of production.

 

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