Oh, yes. If you did not think it was possible for children to enjoy a book with no pictures than this book will prove differently! If I were to sum up this book in one word it would be: HILARIOUS. The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak, is a fun and entertaining book for children of all ages. The reader is at the whim of the author. The author gets the reader to read the absolute silliest things because, as the reader, "you MUST read whatever the book says....no matter what!" This book will force you to admit that you are a robot monkey, your best friend is a hippo named Boo Boo Butt, and the child you are reading to is the best kid ever. It's a great book to model reading with expression, and to show children how wonderful books can be even if they don't have pictures.
There are so many teaching ideas to go along with this book. Students could:
- Write their own "Book With No Pictures"
- Record an audiobook version of the story
- Create artwork to accompany the pages in the book
- View the hilarious video of the author reading the book: http://thebookwithnopictures.com/
Recommended Age Range: 5-8
Lexile Level: 490L