Wordless Storybook Pages 17 and 18

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.

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


7 thoughts on “Wordless Storybook Pages 17 and 18

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I like the way this could either be one double spread depicting a group of 4 people or it could be an illustration of one person who then meets two others on the next page. I also like the “paper doll” look of the figures.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I made the figures in the traditional folded paper way, but they would not fit on one page, so one had to be separated. I had already put the blue lines on the background and when it all came together I liked the idea of linked/unlinked. I like your idea of the pages depicting a person’s progress from one page to the other. And I have always liked this form of paper doll cutting ever since I learned it very young, the idea of multiples who were attached and supportive. and similar and yet, there are always differences that enhance the whole.

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