Tag Archives: wordless picture books

Pool

I first picked up Pool by JiHyeon Lee because it was The Original Art Gold Medal Winner, and yes, the illustrations are gorgeous. What I found sticking with me, though, is the story. “But it’s a wordless book,” some might say. … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm

Arthur Geisert‘s Thunderstorm was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. A wordless picture book, or nearly wordless (there are dates and times for some pictures), account of a thunderstorm and tornado through farm country shows the rush to get the … Continue reading

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Bluebird

Bob Staake’s Bluebird is a grand tale in pictures:  a bluebird befriends a boy, and without a word, they share food, companionship and make new friends. They also run into bullies that shatter the earthly beauty of their friendship. The bluebird lives … Continue reading

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The Umbrella

A little dog goes flying around the world with a red umbrella in this wordless picture book. Each double page spread shows a miniature story within the larger story. At the end, a cat finds the umbrella. What will his … Continue reading

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The Conductor

Laëtitia Devernay’s slim vertical book gives us reason to pause on every page. The conductor climbs atop the trees in this wordless wonder and conducts a symphony of leaves. Strong lines and a palette of greens and yellows emphasize the … Continue reading

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Sea of Dreams

Dennis Nolan’s wordless picture book stunningly portrays what happens to a little girl’s sand castles after sunset. Beautiful and magical, Sea of Dreams will have you paging through again and again. Activities for wordless picture books include making up a … Continue reading

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