I picked up three new wordless picture books this week. I can’t express enough about how much I LOVE viewing books like these with children. It really makes them think and use their imagination.
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Carl’s Christmas by Alexandra Day
Carl’s Christmas is a story about a dog named Carl and a sweet little baby. Carl is left to be responsible for the baby on Christmas Eve and they go on a little adventure together. This book has text on the very first page and the rest of the book is strictly pictures.
What I liked about the story was the idea of a dog taking care of a baby. It’s unrealistic, but so adorable. Carl knows how to care for the baby and their adventure consists of strolling around town visiting stores, carolers, and finally a visit with Santa.
We really enjoyed the classic painted illustrations and couldn’t wait to find out how the story would end. Follow along to see if Carl receives a gift of his own this year.
Sector 7 by David Wiesner
Sector 7 by David Wiesner is one of the most imaginative wordless books I’ve read. A boy takes a school trip to the Empire State Building and winds up taking a whole different trip to Sector 7, a cloud dispatch station in the sky. He’s taken there by a little cloud who becomes his friend. He has ideas of his own for what he thinks clouds should look like and he isn’t afraid to share them.
Children will love this picture book as it’s easy to follow with beautiful illustrations. We loved it and talked about it for quite a bit of time. We were surprised to see this author again as we recently read Free Fall. This is definitely a keeper.
Fossil by Bill Thomson
Fossil by Bill Thomson is a picture book about a boy and his dog who discover a fossil while visiting the beach. The boy’s imagination runs wild and the fossils come alive! As the prehistoric creatures come to life, he has to figure out how he’s going to get everything back to normal again.
When we were reading this, it reminded us of Chalk, another wordless book we recently read and reviewed last week. It’s the same author and the beautiful illustrations are made with acrylic paint and colored pencils. The ideas are also very similar. We loved it!
I hope you enjoyed reading about this weeks wordless books. I’m always up for suggestions, so if you have any book ideas, please let me know.
Have a great day!