I don't, actually, have a picture of the book to show you, I was sent a PDF copy to review... but I think that's quite fitting when you consider the book is 'The Book with No Pictures' - The front cover is plain white with giant text, left oriented, nothing more special than that. That said, the authors name, B.J. Novak is in blue, so I guess they pushed the boat out a little, there, hehe.
From the first time I saw a video of this book being read to a class of children I could sense the magic in it, all books have magic, but there's something very special about this one. The concept is basic... there's no pictures which is, of course, Totally boring... though, actually, it's not.
When you read this book you Have to say everything that comes up on the page... Even if the word says BLORK or BLUURF or, even if it makes you declare that you're a monkey that can read. And, so you see, here's the magic of the book - It controls grown-ups and makes them daft.
At school Ethan is taught to help use the picture work out the words but, being the sneaky 4yo that he is, he'll often try to bypass the words altogether and work out the whole book based upon the pictures. I can imagine this is the same for a lot of children, it'll take a while before they realise that the pictures are a beautiful way to illustrate the words but that the words are where the story really is.
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of this book for the child/children in your life (or maybe you don't have children and you just want to donate it to a school to make the parents of Those children say silly words when they bring it home!) then just enter via the rafflecopter below. As always, it's all quite simple, there's T&C's below the widget and good luck!
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