Written by: B. J. Novak
Dial Books, 2014, Hardcover
Target Audience: Ages 4-8
Theme: Reading out loud, humor, silliness
How We Discovered This Book: My daughter’s teacher read this book to her class, and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since.
Summary: From the beginning: “You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except… here’s how books work.” The book continues with the reader having to read all kinds of silly things aloud.
What I Liked: It’s a creative approach, and the silliness makes it fun to read multiple times. And the children will want you to read it again. And again.
What Did My Daughter Think? This books makes my daughter laugh EVERY time. I think each time we read it she laughs harder, anticipating what is coming next. She’s even made up a tune to go with the words.
Make your own book with no pictures. What are the funniest words you can think of to read aloud? (Thanks for ArtsyMomma for the idea)
Look for other books that are especially fun to read aloud. Try We Are in a Book by Mo Willems or Press Here by Hervé Tullet.
Watch author B.J. Novak read the book aloud to a group of kids.
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