The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
This book tells the incredible true story of Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The story is amazing and told in very few words. The author does a good job of letting the pictures and the words work together. I also really enjoyed the pictures. I really felt like I was able to get a grasp of the sheer height of the towers from several of the expandable pictures. It was pretty incredible. Overall, I enjoyed the story thoroughly and highly recommend it.
Pretty much any book by David Wiesner. The two covers featured here, Sector 7 and The Three Pigs, are probably my favorite of his books, but I have enjoyed all of the books by him that I have read. I love his smooth artwork. I know that as a kid I would have liked the pictures because they are realistic, which was my thing.
Sector 7 is a wordless book. I wasn't sure if I would like a wordless book because I have little imagination, but I really enjoyed it. I thought it was easy to tell what the story was, and it was kind of fun listening to different interpretations of the same pictures.
The Three Pigs starts off like a traditional Three Little Pigs story, but there is a twist that is quite delightful. I don't really want to give it away because it was really fun to discover it for myself, but don't be fooled by the initial simple storyline!
Tuesday is another wordless book. Well, there are a few words, but it is basically wordless. My husband really enjoyed this one and calls it "the frog book." I enjoyed the pictures a lot, especially how each individual frog seemed to have a personality - like the frog that waves to the guy in the kitchen. It was just cute and funny.