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  Zoom (Paperback) 

Zoom

Istvan Banyai (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Wordless Books

"Zoom" by Istvan Banyai is a wordless book with bold pictures and vivid illustrations. At each turn of the pages, pictures zoom out to show a receding perspective. For example, the story without words first shows the crest of a rooster, then the top part of the rooster, then kids looking at the rooster, then animals outside the barn where the kids are in, so on and so forth. The last picture zooms to outer space where the earth is only a tiny sphere. "Zoom" is a good book for kids in kindergarten and first grade. Older children and adults can learn about how perspectives affect the way we view our world.


  The Red Book (Hardcover) 

The Red Book

Barbara Lehman (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Wordless Books

"The Red Book" by Barbara Lehman is an imaginative wordless picture book. The 2005 Caldecott Honor award-winning book features simply drawn and clean-lined illustrations that tell a memorable tale. A girl finds a red book sticking out of snow while walking on a city street. Later on at school, she opens her book and finds a map of islands and a boy walking on a sandy beach. The boy spies a red book just like hers. When he opens it, he sees a city and a girl reading the red book. The girl buys a bunch of balloons, flies across oceans and lands inside the red book where the boy happily greets his new friend. This story without words appeals to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.