"All right, kids, gather round, because I have a secret to tell you. I know this book doesn’t have pictures, BUT, it is really one of the best picture books you could possibly find, because it means you get to make any adult who reads it say really silly things. Things like “maGRUMPH-a-doo,” or “Glibbity-globbity.” They might even have to call themselves something ridiculous, or sing a silly song. And the best part? They have to say everything, no matter what. It’s a rule.* So, I pinky promise you, even though this book has no pictures, it’s a lot of fun.
*any adult who reads this staff recommendation in the presence of a kid is contractually obligated to read it aloud.
This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
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.
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)