Wordless Storybook Pages 1 and 2

Front Cover

In 2021 I completed a wordless artist book for my little granddaughter, who was about a year old at the time. I produced it by converting a discarded kid’s library book, using the same process I’ve used for similar books in the past.

Look here if you want to see more about how I make these books and to view one of my past books.

This particular volume does have a story, though. I had been working on it off and on for a long time and getting nowhere. Other projects kept coming along. One day I took it out to see about finishing it up and to consider what I might write to accompany the images. It struck me that it was fine just as it was, without words.

And I thought my granddaughter might like it when she is a little older, and she can make up stories to go with the pictures herself.

Like the content, the cover has no words. The book has no title. I guess it can be called whatever the reader wants.

Back cover

Here are the first two pages. Want to make up your own story?

5 thoughts on “Wordless Storybook Pages 1 and 2

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I was going to put more into it, and words, and then I thought, why not let the reader decide? And make up her own stories, that might be fun. I am glad I did it this way.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    These are wonderful! I love that bits of the original book are still peeking through too. I think this is a beautiful project and I am certain it will become a family heirloom. I am glad you added no text so that the reader can conjure up their own narrative. My preschool students love the books I read that have minimal text. The books actually become richer in many ways because of it.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I always want these books to show that they started life in another incarnation or phase and leaving parts of the old book behind are important, I think.

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