Monday, July 2, 2007

A Picture is Worth...

We're big fans of wordless books. There's something magical and very intimate about a book that tells it all with images. When enjoying these books with Sabrina we discover new details and story elements each time, and can adapt the storyline to her mood, the amount of time available, and her language skills. In our bilingual family, it's also nice that we can "read" these books in any language.

Our favorites:
  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. A boy befriends a snowman and during one magical night teaches him about his life.
  • The Red Book by Barbara Lehman. Two children across the world from each other enter the same book.
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner is this year's Caldecott Winner. A boy discovers magical underwater worlds.
  • The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller. A dog sets out in a little boat and lives through 80-pages worth of delightful adventures.

Other wordless books to enjoy:
  • You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
  • Zoom by Istvan Banyai
  • The Yellow Balloon by Charlotte Dematons
  • Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola
  • Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman

1 comment:

Veronique said...

All all-time favorite of ours is Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day. I'm sure you'll love it!