Colourful picture books that will have you chuckling
Here are some great books, with and without words but all with bold colours and lovely pictures to read with your kids.
Where’s Walrus? / by Stephen Savage.
“Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself, in this delightful wordless picture book.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Red sled / by Lita Judge.
“In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
The Prince’s new pet / Brian Anderson.
“The Prince’s birthday was just like every other day in his father’s kingdom-drab, gloomy, and completely colorless. Years ago the Prince’s father had banned all color from the kingdom, so the Prince now received the same gray gifts wrapped in the same gray paper and ate the same gray birthday cake, while outside gray skies loomed. But when a special package arrives at his party, the Prince is surprised to see a very unusual creature emerge. Will his new pet bring a splash of color to the kingdom?” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Extra yarn / by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.
“With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. Full color.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
The belly book / Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.
“This book encourages children to think positively about a body part that is often hidden away or rejected. What begins as a riddle written across two bare midriffs-“Every daughter, every son,/has their own-but only one-with a button in the middle./Can you guess this little riddle?”-ends with an affirmation: “Bellies, we love you!/Bellies so clever-/you are a part of us forever!” Children will see how abdomens vary in appearance and why they are an important part of our anatomy…” – (adapted from School Library Journal review)