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Favorite wordless book?

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message 1: by ABC (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

ABC (mary6543) | 9 comments My favorite is probably The Snowman.

But we read Flotsam yesterday. The David Weisner (sp?) books are good, too!

message 2: by J-Lynn Van Pelt (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

J-Lynn Van Pelt | 2 comments I love wordless books! They really excite the imagination and are great for discussion.

My all-time favorite is The Flower Man by Mark Ludy. It is a beautiful story about how one man's kindness transforms an entire town. The pictures are amazingly intricate; I see something new every time I read it. Plus, there are bonus challenges hidden on each page.

I also enjoy Looking Down by Steve Jenkins. It looks at the world from space and is a great lesson on perspective.

message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1 comments I loved "Flotsam" by David Weisner. That would have to be my favorite true wordless picture book.
There is a book which I can not wait to get my hands on. It is a chapter book done mostly in pictures with some words. I saw it in one of my literacy classes in school. It is called "Hugo Cabot". I do not remember the author/illustrator but this book is beautiful.

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Jackie (jaclynfre) | 10 comments Mod
I'm not sure what I think about "Yellow Umbrella" by Jae Soo Liu which is a wordless book that comes with a CD of music to accompany the beautifully painted pictures of school children going to school in the rain. From a bird's eye view, you follow a youngster who has, yes, a yellow umbrella. It's beautiful, but not always practical. Has anyone else ever come across this one?

message 5: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey (gwyn) I loved "Good Dog Carl" by Alexandra Day when I was a kid. I always got a big kick out of getting to make up a story to go along with the pictures.

"The Snowman" is also fantastic.

message 6: by Val (new)

Val (valz) Karl goes shopping and all the books by Weisner are wonderful. Actually, I like all the Karl books.

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Kathleen Garber (callista83) | 3 comments I don't really like wordless books. When we read word books we don't stick to just the words. We expand on everything we see, pointing out everything and describing everything. For some reason with wordless books I can't think of what to say.

A book with no real story, just one word every few pages is Hug by Jez Alborough.

message 8: by Cathy (new)

Cathy I remember liking The Red Balloon as a kid. I liked making up my own dialogue.

message 9: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 1 comments The Snowman was one of my son's favorite books when he was little, so that is a wordless picture book I love. Another great one is Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola.

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Emily Gregosky (emmersg) | 1 comments Love, The Snowman and then there's another Weisner book called 9:00? I can't remember the title but it's when frogs on lilypads going flying in the night and the people wake up to lilypads all over the place...

message 11: by Ronyell (last edited Aug 21, 2010 07:23PM) (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 3 comments My favorite wordless picture books are:

The Yellow Umbrella
The Lion & the Mouse
Changes, Changes
The Snowman

I loved most of the wordless books from David Wiesner since his illustrations are so beautiful and The Yellow Umbrella by Henrik Drescher is one of the rarest wordless picture books I have ever read!

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Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 3 comments Jackie wrote: "I'm not sure what I think about "Yellow Umbrella" by Jae Soo Liu which is a wordless book that comes with a CD of music to accompany the beautifully painted pictures of school children going to sch..."

Jackie, I have also read The Yellow Umbrella, but it was by Henrik Drescher, of course I really enjoyed the Henrik Drescher version of the Yellow Umbrella, even though the Jae Soo Liu version sounds interesting!

message 13: by Amy (new)

Amy | 3 comments Books by David Wiesner are excellent...my favourite is Tuesday, wonderfully imaginative and I adore the frogs facial expressions.
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