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Does anyone have good recommendations for books without words or with words on only a page or two? I really like hearing my two year old explain these stories to me. Off the top of my head I can think of the following:


Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats

Good Dog Carl

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Goodnight Garden Gnome


Are there any good ones that I should check out?

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There is a series of books by Gerda Muller. There are four books (one for each season) and they're all board books. Absolutely beautiful illustrations. Here's the Summer book:


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:iagree: We have quite a few of John Goodall's - Naughty Nancy, Creepy Castle, Shrewbettina's Birthday, and some others. They are very cute, and my dd loves to make up stories to them.


DD also loves the Korgi graphic novels, and the Owly ones.

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Wordless Books


- Mouse Around -- and others by Pat Schories

- Oops -- and others by Arthur Geisert

- The Red Book -- and others by Barbara Lehman

- Tuesday; Free Fall -- and others by David Wiesner

- A Small Miracle; Midnight Circus; Little Pickle; Angel and Soldier Boy -- all by Peter Collington

- Zoom; Re-Zoom; REM; The Other Side -- all by Istvan Banyai

- A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog -- and others in this series by Mercer Mayer

- Dinosaur Day -- and others in this series by Liza Donnelly

- The Adventures of Polo -- and others in this series by Regis Faller

- Carl -- and others in this series by Alexandra Day

- You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum -- and others by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

- the "A Little Owl Book" series, by various authors


- The Snowman -- Raymond Briggs

- Little Star -- Antonin Louchard

- Un-Brella -- Scott E. Franson

- Deep in the Forest -- Brinton Turkle

- Clown -- Quentin Blake

- Why -- Nikolai Popov

- Changes, Changes -- Pat Hutchins

- Tabby, A Story in Pictures -- Aliki

- Bunny Story -- Lena Anderson

- Pancakes for Breakfast -- Tomie dePaola

- Sidewalk Circus -- Paul Fleischman

- The Elephant's Nest: Four Wordless Stories -- Marilee Robin Burton

- The Story of a Little Mouse -- Monique Felix

- A Circle of Friends -- Giora Carmi

- The Little Red Fish -- Tae-Eun Yoo

- Looking Down -- Steve Jenkins

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One of my favorite kids books in the past couple years is Jerry Pinkney's The Lion and the Mouse. It is absolutely gorgeous.


I love Barbara Lehman's books. They're beautifully done.


I got Wave for my turning 4 year old daughter (who loves wordless books) before going to the beach and she enjoyed it a lot.


Do you Want to be My Friend by Eric Carle is a good one too.

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We really loved lots of these. Mercer Mayer's A Boy a Frog and A Dog is one of the first and best in this genre. And we love Tuesday and Sector 7.


My boys both really loved the Owly graphic novels. There are other wordless graphic novels - lots of them in fact. Robot Dreams is another one that's really good - for an older audience (nothing inappropriate, just beyond the comprehension level of a younger kid). And while I didn't love it, one of my sons really like the Korgi graphic novels, which are strange fantasy wordless graphic novels - fine for younger kids.


For picture books, the only ones I didn't see mentioned that I really like were Breakfast for Jack, Jack and the Night Visitors, Jack and the Missing Piece, etc. by Pat Schories. Also, The Museum Trip and The Red Book by Barbara Lehman, which are both amazing.

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