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Wordless and Nearly Wordless Books

NEARLY WORDLESS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J398 McGill-Franzen, Anne The Three Bears
A retelling of the traditional nursery tale with accompanying activities designed to reinforce reading skills.
1979
JE Bartlett, T. C. Tuba Lessons
While walking through the woods on his way to his tuba lesson, a boy becomes sidetracked by all the animals that want to hear him play.
1997
JE BERGE Berger, Carin OK Go
In this almost wordless picture book, car drivers stuck in traffic under smoggy skies seek "greener" alternatives to driving, including riding bicycles, walking and playing.
2009
JE BURKE Burke, Tina Fly, Little Bird
A wordless journey with a girl, her dog, and lost little bird.
2005
JE Carle, Eric Do You Want to Be My Friend?
A mouse searches everywhere for a friend.
1971
JE Carle, Eric I See a Song
Brightly colored forms represent music played by the violin.
1973
JE COOPE Cooper, Elisha Beaver Is Lost
A lost beaver looks for the way home.
2010
JE Day, Alexandra Carl's Masquerade
Carl, a large dog, and the baby in his charge fit right in when they follow Mom and Dad to a masquerade party.
1992
JE dePaola, Tomie Flicks
Five short "silent movies" include "Tooth Troubles," "The Birthday Cake," "Rhonda Rolls Along," "The New Baby," and "A Sleep-time Saga."
1979
JE Ernst, Lisa Campbell A Colorful Adventure of the Bee, Who Left Home One Monday Morning and What He Found Along the Way
1986
JE Ernst, Lisa Campbell Up to Ten and Down Again
1986
JE Fromm, Lilo Muffel and Plums
Nine stories told in pictures in which two friends share adventures.
1972
JE Hoban, Russell Crocodile and Pierrot: A See-the-Story Book
Crocodile chases after Pierrot the clown who has stolen his doll. Includes word identifications for many of the objects and individuals appearing in the illustrations.
1975
JE Iwamura, Kazuo Ton and Pon: Big and Little
1984
JE Iwamura, Kazuo Ton and Pon: Two Good Friends
1984
JE JAY Jay, Alison Welcome to the Zoo
Small stories and enchanting details abound in this wordless picture book, inviting curious eyes to explore a zoo brimming with luminous beauty, humor, and high-jinks.
2008
JE Krahn, Fernando Here Comes Alex Pumpernickel!
Follows little Alex Pumpernickel through a series of misadventures from dawn to dusk.
1981
JE Krahn, Fernando Sleep Tight, Alex Pumpernickel
Presents the further nocturnal adventures of Alex Pumpernickel.
1982
JE Kraus, Robert Poor Mister Splinterfitz!
No matter where he sits--and he tries some unlikely places--poor Mister Splinterfitz gets a splinter.
1973
JE Lindblom, Steven Let's Give Kitty a Bath!
Two children try to give Kitty a bath and a merry chase ensues when Kitty tries to hide from them.
1982
JE Mayer, Mercer Ah-choo
Relates the consequences of an elephant's sneeze.
1976
JE Mayer, Mercer Walk, Robot, Walk
When the robot he builds out of junk obeys his command to walk, a young boy must then figure out how to stop him.
1974
JE McCully, Emily Arnold The Christmas Gift
1988
JE MCPHA McPhail, David No!
"…a child sets out to deliver a letter and witnesses acts of war on his way…"--front flap.
2009
JE Mogensen, Jan The 46 Little Men
Relates, in wordless illustrations, the adventures of the forty- six little men that live in the pictures on the nursery wall.
1991
JE Pierce, Robert Look and Laugh
In these fourteen picture stories a young boy bakes a cake, trains his dog, and gets lost in the woods.
1974
JE Richter, Mischa Quack?
A lonely duck meets many animals as he searches for another duck.
1978
JE Schweninger, Ann A Dance for Three
In three wordless stories, three friends try to make the moon appear, a bewildered gentleman has difficulties wooing a young lady, and a musician proves he has more than musical talent.
1979
JE Sís, Peter An Ocean World
A whale sails new seas and, after several unsuccessful attempts, makes a friend.
1992
JE Tafuri, Nancy Do Not Disturb
1987
JE Tafuri, Nancy Early Morning in the Barn
1983
JE Tafuri, Nancy Rabbit's Morning
1985
JE Turner, Sandy Silent Night
Santa tries to deliver presents on Christmas Eve, but he is hindered by a very vocal dog who will not stop barking, woofing, and yapping.
2001
S J468.2 Bruna, Dick Historia sin palabras
A wordless story of a little boy's adventures.
1975

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This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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