Wordless – at the Eric Carle Museum – A Exhibition visited by Jennie Fitzkee

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Wordless – at the Eric Carle Museum

The new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is:
Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books

Wordless books?  How can that be?  How can you read a wordless book to a child?  I’ll tell you just how to do that.  But first, let me back up and tell you about the first wordless picture book I read to my students when I was a new teacher – over thirty five years ago.

“Rain” by Peter Spier
My copy is ‘well loved’ and worn.

The book opens with children playing outside in the sun, yet at a distance a storm is approaching.  As soon as that caught the eye of a child,

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