We Want To Read: The Book With No Pictures

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
1:20 pm
06/03/14

A children’s book with no pictures…it sounds like a really bad idea. But also perhaps a brilliant one. At least, that’s what author B.J. Novak (um, Ryan from The Office!) is thinking with the first of two “picture” books he’ll release with Penguin.

The aptly titled The Book With No Pictures challenges children in kindergarten through third grade to become awesome and imaginative storytellers. Here’s an explanation, straight from the publishers:

Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say…BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.

Knowing Novak’s spot-on sense of humor, our interest is definitely piqued for this new, colorless tome. But we’ll have to wait until it’s fall release, on September 30th, to crack it open.

If you’re also interested, you can preorder it here.

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