As an author/illustrator I am fascinated by picture books that have visual appeal of the text being mostly in dialog. The text can be set in speech bubbles which gives the book another dimension and a slight graphic novel feel. Even when it is sprinkled throughout a book, it can provide a wonderful secondary story too. This list shows how little or much can be said to create a wonderful story, with the rest being told in the illustrations. In turn, a perfect marriage of what picture books are all about.
Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller
Duck, Duck, Porcupine by Salina Yoon
Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kugler
I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty illustrated by Mike Boldt
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Jannie Ho is a children’s book writer and illustrator. Her artwork appears in books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. She is the author/illustator of BEAR AND CHICKEN (Running Press Kids/Hachette). Find her at JannieHo.comand instagram at @chickengirldesign.