Published by Chronicle Books
Summary: A duckling finds a book, but when he discovers it has no pictures, he kicks it aside. Contrite, he picks it up again just as his bug friend comes along. “What is that?” “It’s a book with no pictures.” “Wacky. Can you read it?” To his amazement, the duckling CAN read some of the words. The two friends walk through a changing landscape that reflects the words…funny, sad, wild, and peaceful. The words carry them away, then bring them home to read the book all over again. 40 pages; ages 3-7.
Pros: A great introduction to the magic of words and reading. Perfect for a newly independent reader. The duck and bug are pretty cute, too.
Cons: Kids who are struggling to read independently might not quite be feeling the magic of words.