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Wordless Picture Book Fun with Flora the Flamingo

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

From my perspective, wordless picture books are an under-appreciated genre. “Readable” in any language (or multiple languages), they help children to develop comprehension skills and they can be used to prompt discussion and encourage language development.

Last week, I had the pleasure to read two wordless picture books by Molly Idle. Floral and the Flamingo was published in 2013. Flora and the Peacocks was published this year. Flora and the Penguin was published in between.

Floral and the Flamingo begins when a young girl approaches a statuesque flamingo and takes her cues from the bird. Soon it appears that the flamingo is challenging the girl to match her posture and form. Floral is up to the task. She stands on one leg, she arches her back, she stretches and poses. Before too long, the flamingo and Flora are dancing together and loving every moment of the experience.

A truly lovely picture book that uses flaps beautifully, this will have special appeal for fans of ballet. Delightful illustrations are wonderfully expressive and will create an opportunity to talk about Flora’s emotions as she does her best to match the graceful flamingo’s movements.

Flora the Flamingo was a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

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Bluebird – Notable Wordless Picture Book Leaves Room for Discussion

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Highlighted by light blue, grey and white Adobe Photoshop-rendered illustrations, Bluebird is best suited to children aged five and up. With an ending that is open to interpretation, the author-illustrator leaves many questions unanswered.

The Lion and the Mouse, An Award Winning Almost Wordless Picturebook

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at an award-winning almost wordless picturebook, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney The Lion and the Mouse created by Jerry Pinkney Almost wordless picturebook published by Little, Brown Kids Be sure to check out our page devoted to wordless picture books. As well, you will be interested in our page […]

Chicken Thief – Wordless Picture Book Chase Fun

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at a wordless picture book with an unexpected twist, The Chicken Thief The Chicken Thief created by Beatrice Rodriguez Wordless picture book published by Enchanted Lion Books Bear and Rabbit are just sitting down for a meal when one of their chicken friends is scooped up by Fox. Shocked at the brazenness […]

Truck by Donald Crews – an almost wordless picture book

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Truck by Donald Crews tells us the story of a large, red semi trailor truck that is transporting a load of bicycles. The distinctive vehicle leaves one city, rumbling through a tunnel and eventually travelling overnight.

Good Dog, Carl – Checking Out a Classic Wordless Picture Book

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at wordless picture book Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day Good Dog, Carl created by Alexandra Day Almost wordless picture book published by Simon and Schuster This immensely popular almost wordless picture book will be thoroughly enjoyed by dog lovers and young mischief makers. When mother goes out for awhile, she asks […]

Mirror by Jeannie Baker, an almost wordless picture book

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at an almost wordless picture book about families. One family lives in a village in Morocco and and the other lives in Sydney, Australia. Mirror created by Jeannie Baker Almost wordless picture book published by Candlewick Press Our page about Wordless and Almost Wordless Picture Books Designed to be read side by […]

Wordless Picture Book The Boys by Jeff Newman

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at Jeff Newman’s wordless picture book, The Boys The Boys created by Jeff Newman Almost Wordless Picture Book published by Simon and Schuster When a young lad moves houses with his family, he is anxious to find a baseball game in his new neighbourhood. He unpacks his baseball glove, bat and spikes […]

Wordless Books

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at wordless picture books and why they belong on every child’s bookshelf Wordless and almost wordless picture books rely exclusively on illustrations to tell a story or convey facts. Some wordless and almost wordless picture books have a small amount of text but most do not have any text at all. Wordless […]

The Red Scarf, Award Winning Wordless Picture Book

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The Red Scarf – created by Anne Villeneuve Almost Wordless Picture Book published by Tundra books Turpin’s day is altogether too gray until an imposing figure climbs into his taxicab. Turpin delivers the gentleman to his destination and shortly thereafter discovers a bright red scarf on the seat of the cab. Turpin chases after the […]

Wordless Picture Book Explores Friendship: South by Patrick McDonnell

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at an almost wordless picture book about friendship, South South created by Patrick McDonnell Almost wordless picture book published by Little, Brown The Mutts comic strip appears in over 700 newspapers and Mooch the Cat is one member of a diverse “cast” of characters appearing in the cartoons. Whether you are a […]

Meet Jack – He’s a Wordless Picture Book Star

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at a wordless picture book series about a terrier named Jack Breakfast For Jack created by Pat Schories Wordless picture book (first in a series) published by Front Street, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press Jack is an adorable orange and white terrier, brimming with personality. One busy morning, his family gets […]

Beaver is Lost – An Almost Wordless Picture Book

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Beautiful watercolour cityscapes and fast-paced frames highlight Beaver is Lost by Elisha Cooper.

Wave – Wordless Picture Book

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

It hardly seems right to attempt to capture the infectious spirit and joy of Suzy Lee’s Wave with mere words but I shall try.

Wordless Picture Book Fun – Hocus Pocus by Sylvie Desrosiers

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Regular readers of Storytime Standouts will know that I am a fan of wordless and almost wordless picture books. When an adult shares a wordless picture book with a child, the adult loses the “reading advantage.” In a wordless picture book, there are almost no words to read. The story is told through the illustrations […]

Stimulating Language Development with Wordless Picture Books

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Chicken and Cat Clean Up written and illustrated by Sara Varon Wordless Picture Book published by Scholastic If you have not yet enjoyed a wordless picture book with your child(ren), I would like to introduce you to this genre. “Reading” wordless picture books together with your child stimulates language development because the “reader” takes an […]

Special Wordless Picture Books to Enjoy with Your Child

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wordless picture books are great for encouraging language development in young children. These books usually tell a story, clearly depicting a series of events. Before attempting to tell a ’story’, children should be encouraged to look through the entire book and get a sense of what is about to happen and how the story ends. […]

Revisiting a Wordless Picture book Classic: Time Flies by Eric Rohmann

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I love to let parents and teachers know about wordless and almost wordless picture books. This little-known and under-utilized genre can play an important role in nurturing young readers. Children who spend time with wordless picture books learn to “read” the illustrations and are encouraged to “figure out” the storyline for themselves. Wordless picture books […]

Latest Chris Raschka Treat is a Wordless Picturebook Delight: A Ball for Daisy

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Wordless picture books “tell” a story using illustrations only. They encourage active participation and, as a result, are super for stimulating language development. Wordless picture books also move children and adults to a level playing field; a young child is equally able to “read” a well designed story because there are no words to be decoded. A wordless picture book is great for multiligual families because stories can be discussed in any language. Perhaps most importantly, wordless picture books provide a great platform for story retelling.

Books for Bedtime! Special Stories to Share with Children

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

A picture book about going to bed, 10 Minutes to Bedtime written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann10 Minutes till Bedtime written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann
Mostly wordless picture book published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers an imprint of Penguin

In this classic, fun picture book, Dad cautions his son that it is 10 minutes till bedtime. Within a moment, a pet hamster has summoned other neighborhood hamsters to stop by for ten minutes of fun. Preschool-aged (and older) children will enjoy the detailed and engaging illustrations that tell most of the story. Of course, the joke is on Dad as he has no idea what is happening behind his back, as his son gets ready for bed. Good fun and a great opportunity for language and comprehension development. Carefully ‘reading’ the illustrations and talking about what is happening is a big part of this bedtime story.

10 Minutes till Bedtime at Amazon.com

10 Minutes till Bedtime at Amazon.ca

Storytime Standouts shares picture books about going to bed including Baby Bedtime Baby Bedtime written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Emma Quay
Rhyming toddler picture book about bedtime published by Simon and Schuster

Soft tones and sparse, rhyming text are hallmarks of this gentle picture book about a baby elephant’s bedtime. Cuddling and smiling, an adult elephant takes a baby elephant through a bedtime routine (including a story!) before finally saying goodnight.

One of the really lovely aspects of this picture book is that the gender and age of the adult elephant is not specific. This could be a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt or uncle putting the youngster to bed.

Baby Bedtime at Amazon.com

Baby Bedtime at Amazon.ca

Rhyming picture book about bedtime Steam Train, Dream TrainSteam Train, Dream Train written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Rhyming picture book about bedtime published by Chronicle Books

Wonderful rich vocabulary and onomatopoeia make this a wonderful bedtime story for preschool-age and older children. Children who are interested in trains, will enjoy hearing the names of the various cars (hopper, tender, reefer, gondolas etc.) and will hear the rhythmic text that echos the sounds we associate with stream trains.

Set in moonlight, Mr. Lichtenheld’s illustrations, created with wax oil pastel are beautifully atmospheric. We especially liked the train’s arrival and the child’s moonlit bedroom.

Steam Train, Dream Train at Amazon.com

Steam Train, Dream Train at Amazon.ca

A picture book about bedtime How to Put Your Parents to BedHow to Put Your Parents to Bed written by Mylisa Larsen and illustrated by Babette Cole
Fun picture book about Bedtime published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

Preschool-age and older children will enjoy the humor as a young girls tries to get her parents to go to bed. Chores, a computer, games, television and even cell phones are delaying mom and dad’s bedtime but, with determination, it is possible for her to get them settled and off to sleep.

Older children, especially those who resist shut-eye, will see themselves in this fun role-reversal tale.

How to Put Your Parents to Bed at Amazon.com

How to Put Your Parents to Bed at Amazon.ca

Princess Baby Night-Night written and illustrated by Karen KatzPrincess Baby Night-Night written and illustrated by Karen Katz
Picture book about getting ready for bed published by Schwartz and Wade, an imprint of Random House

Getting ready for bed can be an exhausting proposition. Princess Baby has lots to do. She not only puts her own pajamas on, she dresses her six special friends for bed too. She also helps with washing up, brushing teeth and selecting stories.

Bright, beautiful collage illustrations make this a great story to share in a group setting. Fans of Princess Baby will want to explore Princess Baby and Princess Baby on the Go.

Princess Baby, Night-Night at Amazon.com

Princess Baby, Night-Night at Amazon.ca

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