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The book with no pictures

by Novak, B. J., 1979-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 36 Libraries 42 of 93 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB NOVAK READ
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E Nova
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Easy E NOVAK
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E NOV
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Nov
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Hill District Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Novak
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Nova
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P NOV
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Novak
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E NOV
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens E NOV
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F NOVAK 2014 CRAFTON 7/15
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E AUT NOV
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book GENERAL JPIC NOVAK
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC NOV
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Moon Township Public Library Easy PICTURE BOOK JE NOVAK
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Moon Township Public Library Easy PICTURE BOOKS JE NOVAK
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC NOVAK
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E NO
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Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC NOV
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC NOVAK
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E NOV
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E NOV
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E NOV
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF NOVA
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books ADVANCED PICTURE NOVAK
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC NOVAK
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E NOV WORDS
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Avalon Public Library Childrens IN TRANSIT
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books ON HOLDSHELF
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CLP - West End Children's Picture Books IN TRANSIT
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books IN TRANSIT
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary
A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
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.

Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Best known for his work on TV's The Office, Novak follows his adult short-story collection (One More Thing, 2014) with a picture book well, sort of. There's, like, no pictures. That's the whole idea. But Novak has isolated a curious truth about picture books: the person reading the book aloud is obligated to say what's on the page. No exceptions. Thus commences what is basically a one-character stand-up routine in which the one reading aloud must struggle against increasingly silly demands. I am a monkey who taught myself to read, insists the simple black-on-white text. Then, in smaller text, Hey! I'm not a monkey! Color and font changes are introduced as the demands upon the speaker become more infuriating: And my head is made of blueberry pizza. You see where this is going: humiliating songs, declarations that the kid listening is the best kid ever, and a two-page spread of rude noises. Sure, it's one joke, but it's a great one, and kids will adore adults who commit to the ridiculous performance.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Actor Novak's expert sense of comic timing is on full display in his first picture book, which, true to its title, only contains words on a white background. Different font types, sizes, and colors signal important changes in tone and voice to whomever is reading the story aloud (and the book's jokes rely on a readaloud setting). "It might seem like no fun to have someone read you a book with no pictures," Novak writes early in the book, his words set in a black serif font that all but demands a serious, James Earl Jones-style voice-over. Then the kicker: "Here is how books work. Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say. No matter what." Cue sound effects ("BLUURF") and nonsense statements ("I am a monkey who taught myself to read") designed to make a laughingstock of the adult reader while keeping children howling, even as the reader's "voice" lodges its protests ("Wait a second-is this whole book a trick?"). A strong first showing for Novak that's sure to deliver big laughs. Ages 4-8. Agent: Richard Abate, 3 Arts Entertainment. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780803741713
0803741715
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