Category Archives: Wordless

Polo and Lily

Polo and Lily cover

Title:   Polo and Lily
Author:   Regis Faller
Series:   Polo
Recommended for:   children ages 2 and up.  Works for preschoolers and elementary school students.  (And older kids too!)
Pages:   unpaged (probably 32)
Call Number/Link:   E FALLE

Rating:   ****




In this wordless picture book, Polo the dog meets a rabbit named Lily and the two become friends.


A big thank you to the patron who almost stumped me this evening.  “I’m looking for a book about a dog who lives in a tree.  It doesn’t have words.  The author is French.  I think the dog’s name starts with a P.”

I hadn’t noticed the Polo series before tonight, and am so glad to have discovered it!  Although it is a picture book, it feels very much like a graphic novel, which helps it appeal to all ages.  Its humor doesn’t hurt either!



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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Bedtime, Funny, Picture Books, Wordless


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Daisy Gets Lost

51Xud0O2heL__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Daisy Gets Lost
Author: Chris Raschka
Series: Sequel to A Ball for Daisy
Recommended for: A cuddle session, Parent and Child together
Pages: 32
Call Number/Link:  E RASCH 

A young dog experiences the fear of being lost and the joys of being found when she becomes separated from her owner.

When Julia cried at Daisy’s dejection at her popped ball in A Ball for Daisy (a Caldecott Winner), I knew that we had to read the follow-up.  Read isn’t quite the right word, since the book is nearly wordless.  All the communication is done through broad strokes that demonstrate Daisy’s emotions as she chases a squirrel and loses her owner.  We were able to guess how Daisy felt, and talk about what Daisy should do when she got lost.  Julia wasn’t as emotionally invested in this story, maybe because she knew that Daisy couldn’t possibly stay lost, but she knew the ball might be popped forever.  I suggest this for fans of the art of Mo Willems, since so much emotion is conveyed with some minimal art.  Beautiful!  And since it isn’t a Caldecott winner, it won’t get as much play as A Ball for Daisy.

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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Picture Books, Uncategorized, Wordless


Where’s Walrus? and Penguin?

Where's WalrusTitle: Where’s Walrus? and Penguin?
Author: Stephen Savage
Series: Where’s Walrus?
Recommended for: Preschool and up
Pages: 32 pages
Call Number/Link:  E SAVAGE, S.

Synopsis:When Walrus and his friend Penguin escape from the zoo, Will the zookeeper must find them.  

This is the second book in this wordless book series.  I love this series, I picked up the first book during my youngest sons’ walrus phase.  We love poring over the pictures to see how walrus and penguin hide from the zoo keeper.  The fun about a wordless book is you can create your own story.  The story doesn’t have to be the same each time you read. Also, children like to take a turn making up the story.  It is also a great time seeing your child’s mind at work.


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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Picture Books, Wordless


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