Wordless Whispers and Shouts

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.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

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.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

Bluebird by Bob Staake 

Loneliness. Friendship. Cruelty. Grief. Hope. A whirlwind of emotions.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

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.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

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.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

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.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titlesInside Outside by Lizi Boyd

Simple adventures over the seasons inside and outside of the house.

 Wordless Whispers and Shouts: There's a Book for That Some wonderful wordless titles

7 thoughts on “Wordless Whispers and Shouts

  1. Wordless wonders! We are definitely kindred spirits when it comes to books! I have used many of these books with students with great success. What I love is the rich, open ended discussions that come from the lessons and hearing students say “I’m inferring that….” Inside Outside is on my must buy list – a wordless book about the seasons – what more could I ask for? Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’ve never seen Looking Down or South, so I’ve added both to my list. Thanks for the new recommendations! I love teaching with wordless books. There is so much good thinking involved. Chalk and Red Sled are a couple of my favorites.

    • I love those titles as well! I think this might be about the 4th post I’ve done featuring favourite wordless titles. I’m amassing a collection. Both of these titles – South and Looking Down have so many possibilities for the classroom. Enjoy! Thanks for the comment.

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