Book Reviews :: Picture Books

Novak, B. J. The Book with No Pictures. 2014. Dial Books. 48 pp. $14.29. ISBN: 0803741715

Author B.J. Novak invites young listeners to laugh at all the nonsense adult readers are forced to say, making the point that just because a book has no pictures doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining.


Rubin, Adam. Dragons Love Tacos. Illus. by Daniel Salmieri. 2012. Dial Books. 40 pp. $12.60. ISBN: 0803736800

Readers help to plan a special taco party for some dragons, but a problem occurs when we discover that the tacos are made with some unexpectedly spicy salsa, creating big problems for bot the dragons and the party planners.


Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Illus. by the author. 2012. HarperCollins. 48 pp. $12.89. ISBN:  0060254920

When Max’s mother sends him to bed without supper for some naughty, disrespectful behavior, he finds himself on an adventure in a far away land where the wild things make terrible mischief and Max must tame them.


Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree. Illus. by the author. 2014. Harper & Row. 57 pp. $11.39. ISBN: 0060256656

An apple tree loves a little boy, and throughout his life she finds a way to give him whatever he needs, but as the boy grows, his needs change and he demands more and more from her, but she has less to give.


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