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Wordless picture books have a special place in our hearts. The art is amazing, the possibilities for story telling are spectacular, and since the story isn’t fixed with a text, we can make it up as we go through the pictures.
Here are our most beloved wordless picture books:
1) Marije and Ronald Tolman: Tree House and The Island, absolutely stunning artwork and delicate details follow two bears as they live in a tree house and are visited by various guests. The second book is about a polar bear making a home on an island.
4) David Weisner’s Tuesday always provokes many giggles and speculations about flying frogs.
5) Holly Hobbie’s Gem is an absolute delight, perfect for the spring time.
8) There is of course Chris Raschka with A Ball for Daisy
11) Last but not the least a wordless picture book that is more interesting for older children (nearly wordless it has a little introduction in front of each section and an afterword) is The River by Alessandro Sanna. This book shows the river as it is in different seasons, there is a story for each season. The art is absolutely gorgeous starting with darker, alarming river in the fall and finishing with brilliant, golden water in the summer. We enjoyed this book very much. The afterword emphasizes the importance of water and the spontaneous joy that created the book.
This is by no means a full list and I hope to post more about the books as they come to our hands.