You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
You can make lots of kids laugh by shouting, “Willy! Bum! Poo!”, and if your primary aim is to make kids laugh then shouting, “Willy! Bum! Poo!” may be no bad thing. But that doesn’t make it good, either. Surely there are more interesting and stimulating ways to raise a smile?
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The Book with No Pictures, by actor/comedian/screenwriter B.J. Novak, is a very funny book that asks the reader to say all sorts of silly things to prove that a book with only words can be fun and entertaining. A fantastic choice as a read-aloud. Get ready for giggles and guffaws.
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As I viewed their fun, I asked myself how often adults have an opportunity to indulge in ridiculous behavior and saw yet another resulting gift of B.J. Novak’s work.
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