Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Books Without Words http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:49:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297371 Jennifer Fri, 23 Sep 2011 01:37:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297371 We just discovered The Umbrella. It’s a fun no words read.

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By: Steph http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297236 Steph Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297236 I was just going to add a comment about the Carl books by Alexandra Day. They feature a rottweiler who is the perfect babysitter — based on a dog of Day’s — and have a really lovely retro feel. Everyone in our family loves him, from two-year-old Vivi to Grampa. You’d probably want to start with the original “Good Dog, Carl.” http://www.gooddogcarl.com/ (The site doesn’t do the retro prettiness of the books justice.)

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By: Rebecca http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297222 Rebecca Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:37:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297222 Like other have mentioned, Good Night Gorilla is a perennial favorite in our house. My 2.5-year-old will read it to me at night.

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By: Marta http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297211 Marta Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:22:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297211 I also posted this book, which how I came upon this post, but I want to thank Christina for talking about the Imagination Library. I never knew about this and it sounds amazing (I just went to the website, imaginationlibrary.com). Makes me want to get it started where I live!

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By: Marta http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297205 Marta Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:09:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297205 I love Welcome to the Zoo by Alison Jay — her illustrations decorate my son’s room.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/welcome-to-the-zoo-alison-jay/1009328666

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By: vanessa @ silly eagle books http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-297197 vanessa @ silly eagle books Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:59:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-297197 Wave by Suzy Lee is my favorite, but we also enjoy The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller.

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By: Kate The Great http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-248455 Kate The Great Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:17:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-248455 All the Carl books by Alexandra Day are wonderful. We started with Carl’s Masquerade, in board book form. There’s a few lines of text at the beginning, and at the end. There are signs and labels, but all paintings. Some of them are clearly made in the eighties because of the model’s clothes, but still good reads.

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-210537 Jennifer Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:45:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-210537 There’s an English version that has all four seasons. It’s called “In the Town, All Year ‘Round.” We keep hoping they’ll publish more of her books here.

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By: Rebecca http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-58725 Rebecca Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:50:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-58725 We were given a gift from friends in Germany: a book called “Sommer-Wimmelbuch” by Rotraut Susanne Berners. It has wonderful illustrations, and no words so it doesn’t matter that we don’t speak German in our house. I can’t find it on Amazon, but it does look like they have others in the series. Here’s the link for the Winter version: http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Wimmelbuch/dp/3836950332/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1285782538&sr=1-3-fkmr1

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By: Still The Students http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-58448 Still The Students Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:16:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-58448 Just last week, my kids and I enjoyed “reading” Once Upon A Banana.
Jennifer Armstrong.

There’s something so Choose-Your-Own-Adventure about these wordless books, isn’t there?

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By: Cass http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57995 Cass Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:42:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57995 The Red Book- by Barbara Lehman. My boys look at this over and over.

Barbara Lehman has also written a couple others (Museum Trip and Rainstorm), but this one is our favorite!

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By: becky f http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57994 becky f Mon, 27 Sep 2010 03:58:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57994 Un-Brella by Scott Franson. The digital illustrations are amazing!

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By: Kiasa http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57962 Kiasa Sun, 26 Sep 2010 03:19:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57962 Has anyone mentioned “frog goes to dinner” by Mercer Meyer? It’s one I loved to “read” to my mom and now my 4 yr old loves it. I think Mercer Meyer has a couple more, but I’m not familiar with them.

I LOVE this list and can’t wait to get some for our library!

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By: M http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57928 M Sat, 25 Sep 2010 06:36:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57928 My two-year-old LOVES Ten Minutes Till Bedtime by Rathman. We also like the Red Book, Mercer Mayer’s Frog books, and Flotsam.

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By: Isabel @AlphaMom http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57823 Isabel @AlphaMom Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:38:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57823 I second Wave. It’s one of my all-time favorites and the first that jumped to mind.

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57815 Jennifer Wed, 22 Sep 2010 22:58:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57815 My daughter has loved all of the Polo books too.

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By: Catherine http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57784 Catherine Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:48:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57784 I’ve seen the one with the four seasons together and I plan to buy it for my son’s second birthday… Have you seen “In the night”? It’s also SO beautiful!

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By: Michelle T. http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57766 Michelle T. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:01:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57766 Most of my favorites have been named, but here are a few more:
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer
Frog on His Own by Mercer Mayer
I’m a Speech Language Pathologist and wordless books are great for eliciting language, I use them all the time :)

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By: Adri http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57757 Adri Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:38:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57757 “In the town…” is my favorite too. Endless stories!

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By: Melissa http://www.designmom.com/2010/09/ask-design-mom-books-without-words/comment-page-1/#comment-57743 Melissa Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:10:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=6478#comment-57743 We have a little set of season books by Gerda Muller that we love. My youngest sister had them when she was little, and then my mom bought us a set when I had my oldest. The pictures are sweet and old-fashioned, and you can make the stories as short or as long as you like–depending on how tired you are when you’re putting the kids to bed!
http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Gerda-Muller/dp/0863151949/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1

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