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Can anyone suggest PBs in which the stories are mostly dialogue?

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#1 - March 08, 2014, 03:51 PM
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I may certainly be proved wrong, but my understanding is that PBs are not normally dialogue *heavy* because that is harder to illustrate. The emphasis is more on action and scene changes. I'm thinking a somewhat more dialogue-heavy story could maybe happen if done by an author/illustrator.
#2 - March 08, 2014, 06:02 PM
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You are probably right, mrh. I read one the other day that seemed to be mostly dialogue: TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by Daniel Kirk; he was an author/illustrator. I'm looking for other examples, too.
#3 - March 08, 2014, 08:44 PM
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This one had me chuckling in the library. From memory, I think it was mostly dialogue. I'M BORED, by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
#4 - March 08, 2014, 09:43 PM
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I had a note scribbled across by MS. It was rejected because too much dialogue.
#6 - March 09, 2014, 05:47 AM
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Oh, and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY. Hate that book, but it's mostly dialogue!
#7 - March 09, 2014, 12:40 PM
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The Elephant and Piggy books are all dialogue, but they're early readers, not PBs.
#9 - March 09, 2014, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, folks!
#10 - March 09, 2014, 03:55 PM
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Green Eggs and Ham is almost all dialog. There are more recent books too, but I can't think of one. Perhaps your children's librarian will have some ideas.
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A couple more that my kids asked for over and over:
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman.
A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting.

I think the important thing is that the dialogue depicts action.
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#12 - March 10, 2014, 10:25 AM
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Deborah Underwood's HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT is an interesting example of this in that all the dialogue is spoken by the narrator and directed at the main character, the eponymous Cat.
#13 - March 10, 2014, 10:28 AM

INTERRUPTING CHICKEN has a lot of dialogue. So funny.

(I feel like I've possibly seen a similar thread in the past few months? Maybe it's deja vu.)
#14 - March 10, 2014, 10:32 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen (which I love because I just can't get past the Bear's eyes. I find them so hilarious)

Like GREEN EGGS AND HAM by Dr Seuss, it doesn't even have speech tags.
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