Sector 7

What I like most about wordless picture books is that you can tailor the story to the child. Take David Weisner‘s award-winning Sector 7. Although it’s designed for children much older than two, James nonetheless enjoys and appreciates this fantastical tale about a boy’s journey into a cloud factory, where the clouds are longing to be shapes more intriguing than just, ah, clouds. The boy whips out a pencil and starts to create wonderfully inventive shapes like puffer fish and octopi for his new cloud buddies. Suddenly the skies of New York resemble an aquarium! Cats bat at the fishy reflections floating by their windows. And the people manning the factory search for the little trouble-maker… James’ dad has complained that the book is a little too much like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but there’s no soup raining from the sky in this story. Promise. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on June 29, 2010.

3 Responses to “Sector 7”

  1. For other reviews of Weisner books on this site, see The Three Pigs
    https://picturebookjournal.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/the-three-pigs/
    and Flotsam
    https://picturebookjournal.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/flotsam/
    Enjoy!

  2. And here is a wonderful article about the value of wordless picture books for kids:
    http://larremoreteachertips.blogspot.com/2010/03/using-wordless-picture-books-in-k.html
    Enjoy!

  3. […] this is a book about lizards and paint brushes. Unlike Flotsam or Sector 7, however, Art & Max has words. Funny words. Kind of cartoony words. […]

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