The Book With No Pictures

The Book With No Pictures

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A #1 New York Times bestseller, 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.)
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780803741713
0803741715
Branch Call Number: j P STORIES NOVAK B
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) ; 26 cm

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iloveseaotters
Oct 11, 2020

I didn't realize that the actor in "The Founder" and "Saving Mr. Banks" is a published writer. This one is so cute and even though I had no one to read it to, I read it out loud. Trust me, it made the book better! It reminds me of the classic "Monster At The End Of This Book". Like the title says, it has no pictures, but it definitely doesn't need them.

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LynsyP
Sep 17, 2020

I was skeptical at first, but turns out this book is genius! It's definitely a read-aloud, but the laughs are sure to come. It's silly, but can also serve to help build relationships. Bonus: if you're a silly parent, you can ad-lib all you want to create a whole new experience. Very well done from BJ Novak!

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HLibR
Apr 04, 2020

This book brings on full belly laughs from kids (and adults) with every read. I dare you to say "blork" and "bluurf" with a straight face!

_McGeek_ Feb 19, 2020

I judged this book by it's cover and never gave it much thought (despite it being by B.J. Novak) and what a fool I was! A young and enthusiastic patron asked me to read it to them and I'm not sure which one of us had a better time. What a great concept, especially for the unsuspecting adult like myself.

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acuraman
Feb 18, 2020

My son and I had such a good time with this book. For a book with no pictures it was still very entertaining. It is now his favorite book.

JCLTiffanyR Apr 27, 2019

Think kids won't be interested in a book without pictures? They will be if that book makes their adult say the funniest things while reading to them!

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Little_Turtle
Feb 24, 2019

REALLY FUNNY. Made me laugh so hard I couldn’t stop!

DBRL_JessicaS Dec 17, 2018

This book is definitely for those parents who want story time to be a bit of a "performance" for their child. As the book has no pictures, it utilizes text to make the reader say silly things. The best way to include your child is through dramatic interpretation of the text provided. It depends a lot on the reader, so it can be a little hard to read, but it can be fun depending on how the reader decides to read.

OCBookFairy May 17, 2018

An excellent book for reading aloud. Have fun with it and you're sure to please!

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agodby30
May 03, 2018

I wasn’t sure how my toddler would respond to this book, but we gave it a try anyhow. It had us laughing when I had to say silly a bunch of silly words. The dialogue was missed on him a bit, but I would do anything to hear him laugh, so bookmarking this one for another read down the road.

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Please don't ever, ever make me read this again!

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