One of my favorite customers comes in regularly looking for books to send to her grandchildren in Japan. The children don’t read English well, but she still loves sending them books, and so she’s always looking for new suggestions for books with fabulous illustrations with little or no text. There’s just something so universal about being able to read a story simply through its pictures, without any barriers or language or age, don’t you think?
Some of my favorite books to recommend are:
But, hands-down, my favorite wordless book has to be
The Adventures of Polo by Régis Faller. It has cheerful, bright illustrations that narrate a fantastical and almost dream-like journey and, best of all, it’s truly a hit with all ages.
What’s your favorite wordless picture book?