Video Book Review: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Book With No Pictures
By B.J. Novak
Released 9/30/14
Received as a gift

Rating: 5 bones(5 bones out of 5)

Trying something new today here.  I’ve attempted to review kids books in the past and need to start doing that again as we do read a lot over here!  This one was received as a gift, actually by my husband for his birthday.  While that might seem a bit odd, this book has given the kids, in turn us, so much joy, with the laughter that results each time we read it.


It’s a very simple, silly premise.  There are no pictures, but that will be remedied in very silly words/sounds, that the reader, presumably a parent or grown-up has to say, no matter what.

The words make no sense, but to a 3 & 5-year-old, that doesn’t matter.

You may recognize the name, B.J. Novak, as Ryan from The Office.  Also received by my husband is his other book One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries).  Maybe he’ll stop back by and do a review of that too!?

But I will leave you with my kids and their favorite parts and thoughts on this silly book.  Great gift idea (Thanks Aunt K!) that I can see us passing along to many unsuspecting friends and family members!


Book Description:

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)


Filed under Chapters, Children

2 responses to “Video Book Review: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

  1. Emily

    love this review!! Good job Molly!


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