It is no secret that I adore wordless books. Some of these titles have so much buzz about them lately – you can probably hear the shouts if you put your ear to the ground on the picture book love network. Others have been around for a little while and need a “Psst, you know this title don’t you?” mention.
Here are a handful of words about some fantastic wordless (or nearly) titles:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Grab your imagination and enter a magical world where anything might happen. Stunning.
Bluebird by Bob Staake
Loneliness. Friendship. Cruelty. Grief. Hope. A whirlwind of emotions.
South by Patrick McDonnell
A story of being lost and found and having someone sweet enough to help you on your journey to where you need to go.
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
Including this title here is kind of cheating. It isn’t really a wordless title. But some of the best pages of the book that tell the biggest story are the pages of just images. All about brilliant, creative, heroic ideas in the name of friendship.
Looking Down by Steve Jenkins
Closer and closer and closer. Google Earth beautifully captured in a picture book. Experience a little vertigo as you turn the pages.
Simple adventures over the seasons inside and outside of the house.