Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak - Review and Activities

#1 New York Times bestseller, The Book with No Pictures by is wildly funny and will turn any reader into a silly monkey- to the delight of your little monsters!
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!!
The Book with No Pictures is one that your little monster will beg to hear again and again. (And you'll be happy to oblige- right!) Set on a white background the books text is black and simple, calling for a serious voice. As you continue, the letter become bigger and brightly coloured, cueing the sound effects and nonsense statements designed to make you look very silly, while making your little monsters laughing out loud! Use the different font types, sizes, and colors to guide you in the important changes in tone and voice while reading the story aloud- and remember BE SILLY! 
Most of the words are preposterous and there's even a song about eating ants for breakfast- basically your little monsters is going to love it- because it's irresistibly silly! We love it because it will give you the much needed inspiration to be down right silly with your little monster! Goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY, will help to release your internal child and connect with your little monsters, throughout this wildly funny book! We also love this book because it allows you to ask questions as you read- Wait a second—is this whole book a trick? A great way to start conversations with your little monsters about what's going on in the book and getting them to interact with the story. Some other reviews say it's a book for ages 4–8, but we think 2 1/2+ will love this book!!
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Activities for The Book With No Pictures:
*Sand Letter Play and Magnetic Letter Play
* Word Cards: Cut out and laminate each word. You can use them to practice recognising letters, phonics and reading. You can also use them for "changing tone" small text might be a quite and serious voice, while the larger and bright text may call for a loud silly voice!
 *Make up silly words with your little monsters. Write them down and talk about what letters are in that silly word or if your little monster is old enough they can sound out and write them down themselves. 
 Get your own copy here:
The Book With No Pictures (UK)
The Book with No Pictures (USA)
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Getting a laminator is a must (we think) - They're affordable and come in hand for loads of indoor and outdoor projects!

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