Here are a few wordless picture books that will spark the imaginations of your little storytellers:
Jerry Pinkney brings one of Aesop's best known fables to life in his Caldecott Medal winning, wordless adaptation of The Lion & the Mouse. Beautiful illustrations tell the classic tale of a mouse who returns the favor when a lion chooses to set him free.
Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage -- In this delightful story, Walrus escapes from the zoo and confounds the zookeeper trying to find him by disguising himself with an assortment of hats--from firefighter helmets to berets. Savage tells this tale through simple illustrations that pop with color and humor.
Author and illustrator David Wiesner is well known for his ability to tell captivating stories using only pictures. The Caldecott Medal winning book Flotsam follows a boy who discovers a camera washed ashore and is presented with astounding undersea photographs when he has the film developed. In Sector 7, Weisner illustrates the story of a boy who befriends a cloud and learns how clouds get their shapes.
Molly Idle brings her animation talent to print in the delightful book Flora and the Flamingo. Idle’s charming illustrations will sweep you up into the humorous and touching friendship developing between Flora and Flamingo as they learn to dance in sync.
There are many more wordless picture books available, even some for teens. Check out our catalog for more options.
-Rebecca Molineaux, George Mason Regional Library