Story Time with Sara: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Book with No Pictures

The Book With No Pictures 
written by B.J. Novak
published by Dial 2014

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Did I enjoy this book: This is a really fun book! I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it as much as my son did! We’re working on introducing the concept that not all books have pictures, but they’re still fun to read, and The Book With No Pictures was wonderful for that!

My son was a little skeptical at first (as one would expect of a 2.5-year-old), but once my husband started reading all the silly words in funny voices, we started giggling together and having a great time! The Book with No Pictures is also a great lesson for parents on how to read aloud in order to keep small children engaged. (Hint: funny voices are key).


Would I recommend it: The Book With No Pictures is my go-to gift for new parents! It should be in every child’s library. It’s fun, silly, and a great way for parents to interact and share a love of reading with their little ones.


About the book – from Goodreads: A book with no pictures?

What could be fun about that?

After all, if a book has no pictures, there’s nothing to look at but the words on the page.

Words that might make you say silly sounds… In ridiculous voices…

Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?

At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share–and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.




  1. I saw this book in Barnes and Noble at Christmas time and stood and read it silently to myself. It is a great book and I’m looking forward to picking up a couple copies for birthdays this year.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

    • Several months later we all still enjoy this book! As a matter of fact, it is sooo giggle inducing that we had to ban it from being a bedtime book because everyone gets too excited to sleep afterwards…


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