These days I always seem to have a friend on the Caldecott committee, which gives the annual award for best illustration in a children's book, which means every time I go to a bookstore I'm texting pictures of book covers to that friend with a message: "you GOTTA see this one!!"
It's unusual for a book with NO pictures to send me scrambling for my phone. But... have you SEEN this book?
Okay- wrong question. Have you READ this book? It's pretty much the funniest crowd-pleaser of a picture book I've read in years.
Okay okay- still the wrong question. Have you had this book read to you by its author, B.J. Novak*?
Once you've seen the creator in action, you'll need to try it for yourself. The next time you're at the library, ask for The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak. We might give it to you if we're not too busy giggling over it ourselves.
*former writer for The Office, and PS my future husband