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Who Needs Pictures In Kids’ Books Anyway?

My 4 year old is going to love this book. In fact, I’m placing my order today.

What a great way to encourage kids to read. It’s goofy and immature, but these are kids! And they’re learning to read!

So what exactly is this book with no pictures? It’s a new kids’ book from BJ Novak, our favorite intern from The Office. 

It’s just freakin’ brilliant. But I’ve got to work on my voice inflection before I read it to my son.

Here’s a promotional video of Novak reading the kids book. Be warned: It’s pretty awesome!

You can order it on Amazon. 

*This is NOT a sponsored post. 

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21 Comments Post a comment
  1. The video says it all! I love how the kids in the audience actually react to positively to the book! Who knew pictures were not needed! Brilliant!

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    October 22, 2014
    • I know! He has a great delivery as well.

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      October 23, 2014
    • antonyisaias #

      Yeah and not just to the book, but to the story-teller. I love the idea of books being told rather than read.

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      October 26, 2014
  2. Absolutely brilliant. Thank God for someone who loves words.

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    October 22, 2014
  3. Love this!

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    October 22, 2014
  4. WONDERFUL!

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    October 22, 2014
  5. Oh this is SERIOUSLY awesome

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    October 22, 2014
  6. Reminds us how powerful our imagination is. Love seeing the kids’ reaction!

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    October 22, 2014
  7. Reblogged this on Social Skills Suitcase and commented:
    Fantastic and fun….animated expressions and inflection are keys to keeping children engaged during story-telling!

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    October 22, 2014
  8. This is absolutely fantastic! Great way to teach children about the book world!

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    October 23, 2014
  9. I’ve placed my order already, too, and I can’t wait to use it in school! 🙂

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    October 23, 2014
  10. Reblogged this on All About Books.

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    October 24, 2014
  11. Reblogged this on MOLLY KIME.

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    October 25, 2014
  12. Reblogged this on Ms M's Bookshelf and commented:
    I saw this earlier this past week and thought it was really great. I’m not saying there shouldn’t be any kids’ books without pictures but this particular book is a great idea. Watch the video and I’m sure you, too, will be won over. Another great reblog from Robert at 101 Books!

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    October 26, 2014
  13. I bought this book and my kids were complaining as I brought it out, but now its their favorite book! I loved it and so did they

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    October 26, 2014
  14. Reblogged this on Read. Discuss. Inspire. and commented:
    The future of my children’s library!

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    October 27, 2014
  15. Joanne #

    While pictures sometimes really are worth a 1000 words, it is so refreshing to see that good old-fashioned story-telling is not dead and kids can be engaged by words alone if only we give them the chance.

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    October 28, 2014
  16. Reblogged this on Love Is An Open Book and commented:
    I love this! I wish we had this in our bookshop!

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    November 13, 2014

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