Fun With Wordless Picture Books!

By Rachel F. Tue, May 15, 2012

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words!

Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you can even get your child “read” to you. Talk with your child about what is going on in the pictures -- describe what you think the characters are doing or thinking. Try open ended questions that start with one of the 5 w’s (who, what, where, why, when) to encourage your child to interpret what is going on in the pictures. See if you can guess what is going to happen on the next page based on what is happening on the page you are looking at. As they tells you what is happening in the story, it’s a great way for them to learn that stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. How does the story start (beginning)? What happens next (middle)? How does the story end?    

For more titles, check out this list of Fun Wordless Picture Books!

Have favorites not on the list?  Please share them in the comments!

Chalk by Bill Thomson
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Wave by Suzy Lee
Wave by Suzy Lee
Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage
Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage


Great suggestions! Worldess books are such great conversation starters! I also like Flotsam by Wiesner and Pancakes for Breakfast by de Paola.
Megan - Northeast Philly Tue, May 15, 2012
Thanks Megan, those are great suggestions! I will add them to the wordless list!
Rachel - Philadelphia Tue, May 15, 2012
How about Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann? It's the best!
Sarah S. - West Philadelphia Tue, May 15, 2012
Agree but they must be taught of online and writing too.
Risa - Cambridgeshire Wed, May 30, 2012

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