Title: The Book with No Pictures
Author: B.J. Novak
Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book
Plot: This is a different sort of children’s book. There are no pictures. But the strange rule is the adult reading the book has to read all of the words, no matter how ridiculous the words are. Be warned of the craziness when you start this book.
Rating: 3.5 – a hilarious children’s story
Opinion: I’d heard of this book years ago, but never got around to reading it with the kids I work with. That changed when a coworker got this book as a gift. She read it to her class. The kids loved it. They thought it was hilarious. We’ve read it to them a couple times now, and they still laugh all the way through it. They’ll quote it to me, each other, and my coworker. Though it doesn’t have any pictures, it doesn’t need any. The words are big and colorful. Some of the words are nonsense words, so it makes it harder for the adults to read at first, but the kids don’t care. It’s a great book for kids who need a good laugh. One of the writer’s of The Office (the American version) wrote it, so it really helped the book’s hilarity. I’d highly recommend this book for all elementary classrooms.