I’ve decided to start a new feature called Friday Favorites. Friday Favorites can be anything that I’m loving this week: books, food, movies, anything goes!
I spent the better part of this week reading mentor texts and working on polishing a couple of manuscripts. While reading, I came across B.J. Novak’s The Book With No Pictures.
What? How can you have a picture book with no pictures you may be asking yourself. Well, Mr. Novak pulls it off!
This 48 page picture-less picture book will be a favorite of kids. It forces the reader to say things like “I am a monkey who taught myself to read.” This totally off-the-wall-, silly books shows kids that you don’t need pictures and with a focus on effective words, magic can happen. Or just embarrassing your teacher or parent.
If you haven’t seen this book, find it and read it to a kid. You will make their day and you can’t help feeling a little like a kid yourself!
(There’s a great video of BJ reading the book to a group of kids. Take a look!)
What’s on your favorites list this week?