There’s a street parade with awesome balloons, and through the middle floats a skunk. Wait…what? Is it there because it likes floating through the air? At first, you’re not sure. Various adventures beckon, and there’s a lot to look at and talk about. What’s the skunk doing? Who are all those animals? Isn’t the art cool? What about the ending?
Wordless picture books are wonderful for many kinds of readers and non-readers. As I’ve noted before, they work with very young kids who can learn new words and talk about what’s happening in the story. For young writers and artists, you can talk about how the author/illustrator has related the story in interesting ways without words. With language learners, they offer an opportunity to use what you know and figure out new words you’d like to learn.
For more of them, see this Pinterest page.
Skunk on a String by Thao Lam