Normally I don’t do reviews for e-books, but I really wanted to read B.J.Novaks (Mindy Kalings BFFF and writer/actor on the American version of the Office) children’s book The Book With No Pictures. So I applied (via bloggers required) and was selected. I’m so glad I was. This book is incredibly cute and funny and when I was reading it I could just imagine my friends little girl giggling away (made me chuckle a few times too). The title is completely honest, there are no pictures. However, the magic of books with words in them is that you have to read the words and when reading with a child you have to read out loud. B.J. (I feel I can call him that now as we’re obviously meant to be friends) cleverly plays on this, making the adult read out funny sentences and words, which will delight children of any age (and some adults too). You try saying ‘I am a monkey that taught myself to read’ and keep a straight face!
Enough from me, watch the video below to see the reaction of a bunch of children when B.J. read his book to them
Warning the following video contains an extreme level of cuteness: B.J.Novak reading his book The Book With No Pictures
This is exactly the kind of children’s book I like, it treats the children as the clever individuals they are, makes them laugh and allows adults to be a bit silly (doing the voices is always the best bit).
I’m pretty sure this is going to be on many a Christmas list. If you’d like to grab yourself a copy here’s the link to the Amazon page http://amzn.to/1vN88kc (other retailers are available!).
What do you think?