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Wordless Picture Books aren't Just for Babies!

by: 
Diane, Standley Lake Library

Recently, the library received copies of Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle.  It's a wonderful story about the trials and joys of friendship as seen through a synchronized dance.  The story is full of humor and heart which left me hoping for more by this author.

It also got me thinking about wordless books.  They are great "reading" for all ages of children, from babies to pre-emergent readers to middle schoolers and even adults!  Using this type of book can enhance the creativity, vocabulary, language development, storytelling, imagination and even writing skills of readers at many stages of development.  Look for them in our catalog under the children's subject heading stories without words

A few other favorites you might want to try are:  Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney and A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka.