Author B.J. Novak reads The Book with No Pictures, which is a funny read-aloud experience for young children that may also inspire conversation about the power of the written word and the nature of a book itself. This may be a helpful way for classrooms to explore the use of pictures in a book and what it might be like for a child who is blind or visually impaired who doesn't have access to the pictures. Discussion questions might include:
- Why are pictures included in books?
- Is it a surprise to find a book without any pictures?
- How can a book be funny without any pictures?
- What would you say if you wrote a book without pictures?