We’re sharing wordless picture books for this month’s #littlelitbookseries. Wordless picture books are wonderful for so many reasons — they allow a reader to become an active participant in storytelling, to interact with the narrative and to interpret it in a multitude of ways. Wordless books also provide opportunities for children to learn different lexicons depending on who’s telling the story, and to really understand the elements of story structure (characters, setting, problem, resolution, etc.). When readers revisit wordless books, there are new nuances to discover and fresh takes to be had on the narrative.
When you open the door and your heart to something new and unfamiliar — and possibly strange — you just might find magic, mirth, beauty and friendship. We love how the themes of curiosity and wonder unfold in DOOR, how JiHyeon Lee’s illustrations exude a soft, quiet exuberance and a subtle humor; and how her deft use of color plays an integral role in the narrative.