Paths to Literacy

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A Book with No Pictures!

B.J. Novak reading The Book with No Pictures

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?


The book with no pictures

Posted by cyralm

Posted on October 24, 2014
Updated on: January 30, 2019

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cyralm commented on October 24, 2014

Oh, my, what a fabulous funny posting!  I need to read this book all by myself....