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How can a book without words help your child learn to read? By giving him/her a chance to practice the words he/she knows, learn new words that are related to those, and understand how stories are put together. It isn’t just how many words your child hears, it is also how many he/she says. Where do you find these books? Some are picture books. Some are comic books. Some are photography books. Ask your local librarian for help, and here are three to start with:
Moo!, by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutke.
With just two words, this story thrills, chills, and spills. Turn the pages and tell the story in your own words!
Find it at your library: http://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2953816063_moo
Underwater Dogs, by Seth Casteel
It’s a book of photographs. Photos of what? Why, dogs under water of course! Flip the page and try to guess what that dog is thinking!
Find it at your library: http://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2811943063_underwater_dogs
Spirit of the Wild, by Steve Bloom
Ignore the tiny words off in nthe margines. This is a book of stunning animal photos. Every page is a safari. Every picture begs for words from your child. What is that animal? How many are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? What are they doing? How would you like THAT for a pet?
Find it at your library: http://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2084755063_spirit_of_the_wild