I’m back this Wednesday with three more wordless picture books for you guys. I had to take a few weeks off from this post because I was running out of books! I’m pleased with these and hope you’ll enjoy them along with the children in your life too.
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Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson & Sydney Smith
In this picture book, a little girl takes a walk through the city with her father and while on the journey, she decides to start collecting little wildflowers she discovers along the way. Her father is busy doing his own thing and is quite distracted. By the time they’re about ready to head home, she has collected a beautiful bouquet of flowers. What she decides to do with the flowers on her way back home is touching. Follow along in this beautiful picture book to see how sweet, caring, and creative she can be.
The story is touching and will help children understand the importance of giving and thinking about others. The illustrations were eye catching with the majority of the pages being black and white with splashes of color throughout. It’s definitely a keeper.
Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan
A girl visiting the shore decides to build a magnificent sand castle. As she leaves to head home for the day, the sand castle sits alone, unprotected by the waves. The adventure that takes place once the castle becomes flooded with water is very thought-provoking.
The girl returns again and decides to rebuild the sandcastle all over again. The story then repeats itself. It’s subtle, but the message to me focuses on the fact that our actions can and will bring on specific consequences.
The cover and title really pulled me in when I saw this on the shelf. I just had to grab it. This is a wonderful wordless picture book for summer. Children will love the colorful and realistic illustrations.
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
I’m at a loss for words on how to review this wordless picture book. It’s rare that a book can cause me to get teary eyed, but this one does surely does evoke emotion for me.
A hard-working farmer is working in the wheat when I little clown falls off a moving train near by. They become friends and learn about each other. The farmer is sharing and kind to the little clown. He want’s to make him happy and comfortable in his home. You get the feeling that the farmer is the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back. It’s wonderful. Follow along in the book to see what becomes of this new and unexpected friendship.
The illustrations are really neat and interesting. They’re detailed enough to feel realistic. The story is powerful and I loved the little surprise at the end. Children will love this one…
Why I love Wordless Picture Books:
It’s no secret that I LOVE wordless picture books. Here are some reasons why…
- They can promote more discussion than books with words do.
- For early readers, it allows them to read books on their own while retelling the story and developing new vocabulary.
- They help children with story structure and comprehension.
- They can inspire children and help develop writing skills when they write the story out on paper as to how they interpreted it.
There are so many wonderful reasons to read wordless picture books. Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and visually appreciate these books. It can give early readers a break from reading words as well. See what you come up with and compare it to others. I’ve noticed that children can sometimes figure it out before the adults can! So much fun…
Thanks for reading this weeks picture books! I hope to be back soon with more great books to share with you.