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Readings of The Book With No Pictures by Carla Munro and Liz Breslin - Wanaka Library Friday 27th Feb and Friday 6th March at 11am

This free event will also be touring primary schools during the festival. In partnership with Paper Plus Wanaka

What better way of demonstrating the power of words than by reading a book with no pictures? A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak gives you another reason to read aloud to your children. Even better, it will turn you the reader into a comedian. Once they hear it, the kids will want to hear it again and again and again... So we thought we'd get the ball rolling.

"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 . . .
 
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
 
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."

The truth is that if there’s one thing kids like even better than pictures, it’s nonsense words. Even better? Hearing nonsense words read aloud by your parents.

So come hear about “a hippo named Boo Boo Butt”... And if you wish, get your own copy of the book to continue the story.

A percentage of book sales will be donated by Paperplus to the Outspoken Charitable Trust.