Book Reviews

Book Review: “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak

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Genre: Picture Books, Children’s Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: A book with no pictures?

What could be fun about that?

After all, if a book has no pictures, there’s nothing to look at but the words on the page.

Words that might make you say silly sounds… In ridiculous voices…

Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?

At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share–and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.


My Review:

This book is brilliant.

Did I mention it was brilliant?

Well, it is very much a brilliant book – and there are no pictures! Cleverly written and utterly engaging, The Book With No Pictures is a surprising funny read that will instantly become a favorite for early readers and up – and possibly a parent’s worst nightmare (ahaha!).

Words are powerful, ground-shaking things that can elicit all sorts of emotions and imagery. The story shows how impactful words can be, especially when used in silly sounding sentences.

How can you not laugh out loud hearing words and sentences like “[b]lork” and “[b]luurf” and “my head is made of blueberry pizza”? It’s ridiculous and oh so satisfying.

The Book With No Pictures is one of the best “picture” books I’ve ever read and I highly recommend this for everyone big and small. Who knew a book with no pictures could be so fun?!

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