This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their bo

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  • Title: This Is Not a Picture Book!
  • Author: Sergio Ruzzier
  • ISBN: 9781452129075
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books Author artisIn this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books Author artist Sergio Ruzzier has created a fanciful tribute to books of all kinds It includes both words AND pictures.

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    1. AWWWWWW! (read that in a super squealy voice, please)Remember when you were first learning to read? Remember when you picked up a book that didn't have pictures and you panicked a little bit because you were out of your comfort zone but then you recognized one of the words on a page and you had that realization that this book was made of all the same words that you already knew, you just didn't recognize them in written form, yet, but soon would?That's what this book is about.I don't remember th [...]

    2. A picture book to convince a kid they can read a book that's not a picture book. Leave it to Sergio Ruzzier to give us this quirky, wonderful, deep gem!

    3. It's an adorable book, with one exception. The incident where the fellow kicks the book away and calls it "stupid" is difficult to share with children. Couldn't this incident have been done a little gentler? This incident would call for a teaching moment on using the word "stupid." Yet, I loved the book! The story and the pictures are powerful! Emotions run the gamut in this book. Kids will love it!

    4. This book was so great! Children, young adults, and adults would love this book because the story is illustrated in such a way where it explains what is going, even though it is not a picture book.

    5. Duck discovers a book that doesn’t have any pictures in it. He takes a look at it but kicks it away. When his friend Bug asks if he can read it, Ducks starts to try. But words can be difficult to read. He does see some words that he knows and keeps on trying. Soon Duck is finding that words can take him special places, on wild adventures or into quiet calmness. Words can be funny or sad. And words return you home again in the end, where they stay with you. Even in a book with no pictures!Ruzzi [...]

    6. While this book is not one of my favorites for 2016, it is a cute book and it has appeared on several best of lists, so it is definitely in the running for the ALA Awards. This story revolves around a duckling who opens a book only to discover that the book doesn't have any pictures, it's all text. At first this makes him mad and he throws the book. But afterwords he feels bad and picks it back up and starts to read it. When a bookworm shows up and asks him if he can read it, he isn't sure at fi [...]

    7. Love, love, LOVE this book! It is such a sweet story, and the illustrations are wonderful! And the end pages are a clever surprise.

    8. This Is Not a Picture Book! is a short and sweet picturebook about the struggles and joys of learning how to read, as well as about the power of words to convey emotions and to paint pictures in the reader's imagination."All these words carry you away and then they bring you home where they stay with you forever."The experience of learning how to read is ingeniously demonstrated by the book's endpapers. The front endpapers contain the script of the book's story with just a few recognizable words [...]

    9. This scenario doesn't make sense to me. If a kid can only read a handful of words on a page, he/she is not going to be carried away. Unless the kid is just making up their own story, like filling in really long blanks; but if you only know a few written words they're usually pretty boring ones like "the, me, we, on". . . what kid gets transported by those words? I'd rather see the duck put this book down for later and find a nice beginning chapter book with pictures, maybe. The illustrations wer [...]

    10. A sweet tale, illustrated with watercolors in a gentle palette, about the way words can carry away the reader. The inner journey will be lost on younger readers, who are more likely to think that Duckling and Bookbug have embarked on literal, rather than metaphorical, travels.

    11. Good message for early readers that even without pictures, a book can be engaging. And I'm another one who doesn't like the author's decision to use "stupid" in the book.

    12. For older readers who know the joy and wonder of non-picture books, this book may make you smile as you watch the creature (a duck?) discover that those kinds of books still hold great powers that can stick with you forever. Could be a good book for readers transitioning to chapter books. Or to teach/remind younger readers that there are all kinds of books, and they are each wonderful. But not sure if this is one I would share in storytime. Maybe. Will think on it.2/1/17 Gave it a shot for my D [...]

    13. To his dismay and disappointment, a duck finds a book, but it contains no pictures. He and his bug friend work hard to read it, and eventually he realizes that he actually recognizes some of the words. After spending some time with the book, they both acknowledge the infinite power of words to take us somewhere unfamiliar and then bring us back to our familiar words. I like the positive message about literacy and all the places and emotions books can allow readers to explore and the soft pen, in [...]

    14. Duckling picks up a book but is disgusted when he realizes that it's all words and no pictures. He doesn't know any of these words! How will he possibly read the book? How do you illustrate the frustrating divide between almost-reading and reading? Here you go! Ruzzier's watercolors manage it deftly, with all the landscapes that a little duckling could imagine as the book goes on. Delightfully, the full story is printed on the endpapers: once all mixed up with letters flipped and flopped (lookin [...]

    15. Lovable on so many levels, with questions of word-reading, meaning-reading, visualization, book concepts, and concepts of the book. Author/illustrator Ruzzier explores this and more in his minimalist, humorous, and re-readable to the Nth degree picture book. (And it is a picture book, regardless of the title or endpapers!)

    16. I loved the concept of this book, and it's charming watercolor illustrations. A book about the power of words and stories, and the importance of persevering and trying something you're not sure you can do. I just had a slight issue with the flow of the story when the text changed in the middle from first person to second person. Pay special attention to the end papers - a whole story in itself!

    17. For anyone who has ever snubbed a book because it didn't have pictures. The young reader in this book quickly learns that words have power and create wonderful images in our minds. Short, sweet, and a tad sophisticated for younger readers.

    18. For anyone who has ever been around, lives with, or teaches "pre-readers" who need a little confidence, THIS is the book for you! Adorable and humorous, it invites youngsters to take a chance and give reading a go. Recommend it highly!

    19. Perfect book for my daughter who just told me that books without pictures are too hard. Maybe she will give one another try after listening to this.

    20. A book about reading?!?! Don't mind if I do. Great for introducing young readers to books without pictures.

    21. Beautifully illustrated book! A great story to illustrate the joy of falling in love with reading! Definitely introduce this to readers who are hesitant of reading picture-less books.

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