Yoko Tanaka has illustrated novels, including The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, and picture books, including Princessland by Emily Jenkins and Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker.
Browsing: Wordless Books
The pleasing sequencing in Penguin Sets Sail will have children readily interpreting the pictures, making connections to the story and the characters. This picture book is an excellent choice for any young storyteller or storytime listener.
John Hare is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and space nerd. Field Trip to the Moon is his first picture book for children.
Wordless picture book Here Comes Ingo is a special visual story for mindful parents and inventive young readers to bond over open ended creative experiences.
Odeta Xheka is an artist and author. Most recently, she has published Here Comes Ingo, a picture book invested in open ended creative experiences.
Get to know Little Fox from Stephanie Graegin’s Little Fox in the Forest, a charming story about two friends who follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
It’s time to return to the amazing wordless world that began with Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker’s Journey (2013) and Quest (2014). Return is the finale to the fantastical and adventurous trilogy.
Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin in Molly Idle’s Flora and the Penguin.
We adults need to create space for readers and a defined comfort zone for them to enjoy wordless experiences. We must bite our tongues and allow experiences to unfold right in front of our eyes.
I’ve found that the best of these books spoke to my kids when they were pre-readers, but still continue to draw them back again and again, as they uncover more in the multilayered stories.
So without further ado, here are the Fitzgerald family’s Top 5 Wordless Books.