Wordless picture books are some of my favorite books to get from the library. Why? Because it doesn’t feel like I am “cheating”. It’s really a Japanese book….but we discuss it in English.

Text in the book is fine, but wordless books are meant to expand your imagination beyond the limits!

Here are some wordless books we have read discussed:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A4%E3%82%BD%E3%83%83%E3%83%97%E3%82%82%E3%81%AE%E3%81%8C%E3%81%9F%E3%82%8A-%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%81%A8%E3%81%AD%E3%81%9A%E3%81%BF-%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%94%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC/dp/4895728099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393978298&sr=8-1&keywords=%E3%82%89%E3%81%84%E3%81%8A%E3%82%93%E3%81%A8%E3%81%AD%E3%81%9A%E3%81%BF  In English, it is called, “The Lion and the Mouse” by Jerry Pinkney.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%81%8B%E3%82%88%E3%81%86%E3%81%B3%E3%81%AE%E3%82%88%E3%82%8B-%E3%83%87%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%83%83%E3%83%89-%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC/dp/4198611912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393978438&sr=8-1&keywords=%E3%81%8B%E3%82%88%E3%81%86%E3%81%B3%E3%81%AE%E3%82%88%E3%82%8B “Tuesday” by David Wiesney.  I think the only text in this book is at the very beginning.  “Tuesday, at about eight in the evening…”  Something easily translatable like that.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%85%E3%81%AE%E7%B5%B5%E6%9C%AC-%E4%B8%AD%E9%83%A8%E3%83%A8%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AD%E3%83%83%E3%83%91%E7%B7%A8-%E5%AE%89%E9%87%8E%E5%85%89%E9%9B%85%E3%81%AE%E7%B5%B5%E6%9C%AC-%E5%AE%89%E9%87%8E-%E5%85%89%E9%9B%85/dp/4834005399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393978555&sr=8-1&keywords=%E3%81%9F%E3%81%B3%E3%81%AE%E3%81%88%E3%81%BB%E3%82%93  Our library has a bunch of these Anno’s Journeys books.  Anno goes to England, Anno goes the America, Anno goes to Italy, and so on. I think perhaps there is only one English version?  “Anno’s Journey” by Mitsumasa Anno.

There are definitely lots more wordless books out there, and at a later date, I’ll post more!  🙂