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I love wordless picture books and I've come across several since working in the children's department at my library. Wordless picture books are great for tweens-especially if they think they've grown out of picture books. (But really, who ever grows out of picture books?:) They can tell their own stories and tweens will look for details in the story that younger readers might not catch. Here are some of my favorite wordless picture books.
Tuesday by David Wiesner
-I loved this book when I was a tween. I would pour over the artwork on each page and look at every little thing. The pictures are beautiful and the story of frogs taking flight on lilypads was something my tween self thought was hilarious. (OK, my adult self thinks it's hilarious too!) I also love Wiesner's Flotsam.
The Boys by Jeff Newman
-The Boys is the story of a young boy who moves to a new place and is afraid to join the baseball game he sees going on in the park, and ends up finding help from the old men on the parkbench. This book reminds me of a Pixar animated short. It's sweet and charming and very funny.
The Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert & Deiter Schubert
-A dog finds an umbrella that whisks him away on a worldwide adventure. The illustrations are wonderful and the story is so fun. I love how there is so much that you can add to the story-readers will have fun making up their own versions of how the dog gets everywhere. My version of this story was very different than Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan's!:)
Animals Home Alone by Loes Riphagen
-This one is a wordless picture book that's also somewhat like a seek and find. When a family leaves for the day, the animals are home alone-and you never know what they might do! There are multiple storylines for each animal, so you can read this book many different times and get a new story. There are also lots and lots of details to look for and there's a page of "did you find" in the back, so readers can go back and find things they may have missed the first time around.
Any other wordless picture books to add to the list?