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Books Without Words

Some of my very favorite children’s books have no words – instead, illustrations tell the story. These books are not only a joy to see and experience, they teach our kids the power of art to communicate and express feeling.

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flotsam is a book about a magical camera which washes up on a beach and is found by a curious boy.

Illustration from Flotsam by David Wiesner

Barbara Lehman has written several great books in this genre including, The Red Book, Rainstorm, The Secret Box, and Museum Trip.

Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman

Museum Trip tells a story about what might happen if  a boy suddenly became part of one of the museum’s exhibits.

Illustration from Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman

Some of the stories are more intricate than others, but even the simplest stories are beautiful when told via the artwork alone.

Wave by Suzy Lee

Wave is a story about a little girl who spends a day at the beach engaging in imaginative play with an ocean wave.

Illustration from Wave by Suzy Lee

Chalk is a story of three children who find a bag of chalk in a playground. To their amazement, everything they draw becomes real.

Chalk by Bill Thompson

Illustration from Chalk by Bill Thompson

If you know of some books in this genre that love and have enjoyed reading with your family, please share them with us here on WallSpin!



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