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Can you think of any picture books that are mostly third-person narration with little or no dialogue?

For example, WHEN GIANTS COME TO PLAY, by Andrea Beatty. That's the only example I can think of at the moment.

#1 - September 06, 2014, 03:57 PM
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I read HENNY recently (by Elizabeth Rose Stanton) and I feel like I remember it had no (or very little) dialogue. But my brain is Swiss cheese sometimes, so don't hold me to that.  :grin3
#2 - September 06, 2014, 04:01 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Ooh, I've been meaning to read that! Thanks, Arty! My brain is a little cheesy, too. :)
#3 - September 06, 2014, 04:04 PM
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 :greatminds <---cheeseheads lol

HENNY is super super cute and funny!! I loved it.
#4 - September 06, 2014, 04:13 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Love You Forever (Robert Munsch) - pretty sure it's third person from the mother's POV - it kind of breaks a lot of the "PB RULES," but it's been wildly successful nonetheless.
#5 - September 06, 2014, 04:54 PM
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2019, Dancing with Daisy (PB)
2019, Say What You Mean (MG)
2018, Talking to the Moon (MG)
2018, A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune (PB)

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OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
RED CAT, BLUE CAT by Someone Whose Name Escapes Me

All the HAIRY MCLARY books.

I'm sure there must be loads.

(Edited to add: It's Jenni Desmond)
#6 - September 08, 2014, 03:52 AM

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Down to the Sea With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
Bats at the Library " "
Bats at the Ballpark " "
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Don & Audrey Wood
The Napping House by Don & Audrey Wood
#7 - September 10, 2014, 06:22 AM
Fur Balls & Feathers & Fins, Oh My! Animals Are My Kind of People
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Thank you, Jan, Lynda, and Cynthia! Great suggestions.

I can't believe I forgot about the BATS books!

#8 - September 10, 2014, 03:56 PM
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I love the Bat Books! Brian Lies is magical adding that bit of realism, especially in the food articles of Bats at the Beach, without it looking grotesque. Amazing! I was just looking at the text for Bats and it's First-person-ish. Using, the word we, with no MC . . . and dialogue is minimal to none. Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee has one line of dialogue. I remember this because when my chillens were a bit younger, I loved reading dialogue to infuse personality. I had to read that book a lot. They loved it.
#9 - September 10, 2014, 07:15 PM
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I love the BATS books, too! You know, you're right. I guess they're actually first person plural, now that I think about it.

Also, I think LOVE YOU FOREVER is in second person.

Anyway, I will check out the others mentioned. Thanks again!
#10 - September 11, 2014, 04:54 AM
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How about BOOT AND SHOE by Marla Frazee?  Definitely third person, and I think there's no dialogue at all. 

#11 - September 11, 2014, 09:46 AM
PUG & PIG, Beach Lane Books, Fall 2015

Sue, that's perfect! Yes! And I love that book.
#12 - September 12, 2014, 07:15 AM
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