Ruzzier, Sergio This is not a Picture Book!, PICTURE BOOK. Chronicle Books, 2016. $$16.99 Content: G.
Much to his dismay, a little duck finds a book with no pictures, but when his friend joins him, they begin to figure out what the words are and they find themselves in the midst of an exciting story that they want to read again.
There is a lot going on in this picture book. The front end papers are a garbled collection of words (to signify not being able to read) while the back end papers tell the story in the book without any pictures (because they can read now?) Within the book, the pictures are the imagined story that the bug and the duck are reading (I think), but the text is about the act of reading. The book describes the adventure of reading without actually accomplishing its own goal.
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