Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak. Dial, Penguin. 2014. $19.99 ages 2 and up
Wait a second - what?!
This isn't the kind
of book I wanted to
How many more pages
Oh, my gosh! If you are going to read a book, you have to read all the words...that's the rule! And therein lies the premise of this hilarious new book from the gifted actor, B.J. Novak. He knows kids, and he knows how to entertain them just as he knows about entertaining their parents.
Not many books for kids have no pictures; but then, not many books for kids look and read like this one. I know that for a fact. I also know it is a wacky and wonderful read, sure to have listeners guffawing and begging to hear it all over again. You will need to practice a bit before sharing it; and, you will not be sorry that you took the time to get acquainted with it. If you love to read to, and with, kids it is sure to become a brand new favorite. I promise you that!!!
If you like to ignore warnings, be sure to turn to the back cover. It provides the perfect enticement to get you right to the reading:
This book looks serious but it is actually COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!
If a kid is trying to make you read this book,
the kid is playing a trick on you.
You will end up saying SILLY THINGS and
making everybody LAUGH AND LAUGH!
Don't say I didn't warn you..."
An invitation if you have ever seen one...right?
You won't be able to resist, and you will take great delight in sharing it.
Who said books for young listeners needed pictures?? Bah, humbug!
This is just the kind of book we want kids to see; it encourages their literacy by letting them know that there are so many books out there worthy of reading!
Now, take a few minutes to allow B.J. Novak to share it with you and a roomful of delighted young children...