Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2 New Wordless Picture Books

I love wordless picture books. I decided really digging into wordless picture books when we get back from holiday break would be a good idea.  We'll need to ease back in AND kids will be ready for some sophisticated thinking. I love thoughtful conversations around wordless books because kids at all levels participate equally.  These conversations usually raise the level of talk in the classroom.

I discovered two new wordless books to add to my collection while I was at NCTE.  One is called Here I Am by Patti Kim. I found it while I was just browsing books. The cover is pretty stunning and the book is amazing. The book tells the story of a young boy who moves to a new country. It captures the struggles and joy in the move. Lots to talk about and the illustrations are gorgeous.

The other is called Holland/1000 Things About Holland Set
. This is an amazing picture book in which each page seems to stand alone. But Kathy Short suggested that I purchase it in the package along with the One Thousand Things About Holland book.  This companion book goes through and gives textural information to match all that she put into each illustration. It is unbelievable to see how much the author fit into one illustration and I imagine it will invite some great conversations in the classroom.

Excited about both of these books!


  1. Thanks for the recommendations. I love wordless books too!


  2. I really love Here I Am. It is a great picture of an immigrant experience and allows for a lot of thought and/or discussion.


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