Title: The Book With No Pictures
Author: B.J. Novak
Illustrated by: N/A
Age Range: Littles (2+)
This has got to be one of my new favorite books.
Creativity and Imagination Abound
I’m a huge fan of creativity and imagination. Cultivating these things in our children is some of the most important work we can do as parents. Stifling these is one of the worst things we can do to you our children and the world.
So a book with no pictures might not seem so creative at first thought, but sometimes limits can spark a creativity in ourselves and our children that we never knew existed. B.J. Novak shows a clear and present creativity in limiting himself to writing a children’s book with no pictures and I love it.
Challenge Your Kids
In fact, just the idea of this book is a great tool to use with your kids to cultivate creativity. Have you kids tell a story with no words. Can they act it out? Have your kids eat a meal with no talking. Can they sing for their supper?
What limits can you impose to unleash your children’s creativity in new ways?
Giggles For All
Just because there aren’t any pictures, don’t let that fool you into thinking the book is dry or dull. In fact, I feel The Book With No Pictures is sillier and funnier than a large majority of children’s books with pictures. Again, a huge testament to the authors own creativity.
Be ready to have some fun, as your kids giggle themselves to sleep.
HappyDad Rating: FIVE Silly Faces
James (5 year old boy)
I love it daddy. I love it. (whispering…) I don’t know. Me like the robot monkey. Me love it. That’s it daddy.
Ava (6 Year Old Girl)
It’s really funny. It’s hilariously funny and there is a rule to books that you always have to read what they say even if they say silly things.
Shaw (9 Year Old Boy)
It’s an awesome cool book and it’s really funny when my dad says things that are really silly because it’s a book with no pictures only words and it’s the funnest book in the world.
Bella (12 Year Old Girl)
A very funny and hilarious book. I like watching my dad say stupid stuff and I never knew my dad was a very lonely person whose best friend is a hippo.
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