The Book With No Pictures is a funny read-aloud experience for young children that may also inspire conversation about the power of the written word and the nature of a book itself. Some questions that could be discussed:
· How do books work? Was it surprising to read a book with no pictures at all?
· Why was this book able to be funny even without pictures?
· What other kinds of things could a book say? (Anything!)
· If you wrote a book, what you have it say?
For more about the educational thinking behind The Book With No Pictures, click here to see an excerpt from B.J. Novak’s keynote address to the American Library Association.