I adooooore wordless picture books. L-O-V-E them. This is a great article on how to “read” wordless picture books. A lot of parents (and librarians) are afraid of this kind of book because it leaves them without rules and boundaries. What do I talk about? Where are the words? How do I tell a story when there are no words?! GAH!
This wonderful post recommends three things you can do if you feel awkward with wordless picture books.
1. Narrate the action
2. Ask Questions
3. Encourage child-led narration
Number 2&3 allow for you to push off “reading” the book to your child so if you feel awkward you can just pass it off to them.