Kids, Spotlight

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Happy June!!! Summertime is here and the weather is ripe for sitting quietly inside and reading a book! Oh, is that just me? Well, everyone makes a big to-do about summer reading (I think we need to raise the bar to “all the time reading” but baby steps, right?!) In order to encourage y’all and your little readers, we’re delighted to share tried and true kids favorites (books or series) from our family’s collection. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak has been so much fun for all of us! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!

About the Book

The Book With No PicturesA book with no pictures?

What could be fun about that?

After all, if a book has no pictures, there’s nothing to look at but the words on the page.

Words that might make you say silly sounds… In ridiculous voices…

Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?

At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share–and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.

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Why we like it…

The Book With No Pictures is FUN! It’s a great reminder for parents to let loose and be silly with their kids. Kids of all ages love all the funny phrases and nonsensical words. Everyone loves spending time together enjoying a good book! Win-win!!!


About the Author

B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series “The Office” as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also known for his stand up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.” He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.


What do y’all think about a children’s book with no pictures?

(Don’t forget to tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)

2 thoughts on “The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak”

  1. I help run a mommy & me group for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and at the end one of the parents reads a story while the kids eat a snack. We have one dad that brings his kids, and he read this book- everyone was rolling! It was hilarious! There’s a video of BJ Novak reading it to a group of kids that’s pretty funny, I bet you could find it on YouTube.


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