|Wave by Suzy Lee|
Wave is a book I highly recommend, if you're interested in trying out wordless picture books! The illustrations are stunning and it's amazing the way she uses color to give life to the ocean. We also love the escapades of the ever-alluding walrus in Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage. Flotsam by David Wiesner and The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman are both big hits, because of their mystery and introduction to concepts of time and time travel. We recently acquired The Chicken Thief and it's companion, Fox and Hen Together, by Beatrice Rodriguez, based on online recommendations.
|Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez|
|Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage|
|Flotsam by David Wiesner|
Wordless picture books make building reading skills effortless. I also believe they really grow with the child, because after hearing you tell the story different times and different ways, the child begins to see his own way of telling the story. There's nothing I love more than to see Beansprout standing at his play table flipping through a picture book and telling the story to himself! I can't wait to see how these books can also serve as storytelling and writing prompts in the future.
Are you familiar with wordless picture books? Do you remember creating your own stories based on those you read as a child? I would love to hear if you have wordless picture books you think everyone should have in their library!