> The Things You Can Read: Wordless Picture Books

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wordless Picture Books


Sharing Wordless Picture Books

A book with no words. It almost sounds like a contradiction in terms. However, wordless picture books can be a very enjoyable and beneficial addition to your child's bookshelf, whatever your child's age.

What are some of the advantages?  Well, according to Reading Rockets:

Sharing wordless books is a terrific way to build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, comprehension and an increased awareness of how stories are structured. 

Have you read wordless picture books to your children?  Let us know why or why not?  Looking for a good one to try?  Checkout Arrival:

The Arrival

The Arrival

4.33 of 5
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.


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