I have seen a bit of information about The Book with No Pictures – it has popped up on facebook and twitter feeds and I was really intridgued. When we were a sent a soft copy of The Book With No Pictures to review I wasn’t too sure what to expect.
Firstly, it is bland and looks a bit dull. It’s a simple white cover that just states its title and author’s name. Inside it is, as the name suggests just text. There are no pictures. Not a one. But then that’s the whole point. The twist with this ‘picture book’ is that the reader must read the book aloud, regardless of what it says and no matter how silly it is.
I wasn’t sure what Daniel would make of this book to be honest, it is completely opposite to how we use books in our day to day; I like to talk to him about what we can see in the illustrations. But, I have to say he did giggle away as I read it to him. It Is completely different to any other type of book for children that I have ever seen, and that is it’s appeal I think.
There isn’t a huge amount of text, and it didn’t take us too long to read, it is one of those books that can be read as quickly or as slowly as possible, and like all good books it holds your attention. It isn’t however simply plain black text, it is presented in a colourful dynamic way which is also part of the appeal.
It goes to show that really, books don’t always need pictures in order to be engaging and entertaining to children.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the hard copy of this book when it is released on 4 December. In the meantime I am thrilled to be able to offer my readers a chance to win a copy of this book. To enter complete the rafflecopter below.