{Book Review} My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl


{Book Review} My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl

A clever pup ends up in a cozy home, and she’ll do anything to stay there. She impersonates everything the lonely homeowner needs–a pillow, a footstool, a jacket. But in the end, being herself works best. Laura Gehl’s spare, humorous text and New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant’s expressive characters will leave young readers giggling and begging for more.

What I love about this book: Over half of the pages in this fun book are wordless…. great for sparking conversations about the comical illustrations. The pages that contain text have lots of adjectives. This book is a fun new addition to my speechie library 📚.

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{Wordless & Minimally Worded Books} Fabulous for SLPs targeting multiple goals! (updated 8/14/22)



{Wordless & Minimally Worded Books} Fabulous for SLPs targeting multiple goals!

I love wordless & minimally worded books! Most have amazing illustrations and are fabulous for targeting goals on inferencing, storytelling, descriptive language, social skills & more.

Here are a few of my faves:

– Carl’s Summer Vacation (there are numerous books in this series)
– Chalk
– Draw!
– Flotsam
– Fossil
– Fox’s Garden
– Good Night, Gorilla
– Journey
– Little Mouse
– Moo!
– Mr. Wuffles
– Pancakes for Breakfast
– Quest
– Red Hat
– Red Sled
– Return
– Snowman’s Story
– Stick
– Stick!
– The Three Pigs
– The Tortoise & The Hare
– The Treasure Bath
– The Typewriter
– Tuesday
– Wave

And a few wordless book apps:
– David Wiesner’s Spot by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, https://appsto.re/us/BRzC5.i (8/14/22: no longer available)
– Imagistory: Schools Edition – A Storytelling App by Imagistory Publishing Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/r3Z_2.i (8/14/22: no longer available)
– Lil’ Red – An Interactive Story by Brian Main, https://appsto.re/us/swTDH.i (8/14/22: no longer available)

– Pango Comics, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pango-comics/id1099753733
– Radio Jones And His Robot Dad by Nexus Productions, https://appsto.re/us/IiDW5.i (fabulous FREE wordless book app with a few interactive elements)

– The Surprise, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-surprise-home/id527223436


Updated 10/28/20:

Book Dash has lots of FREE online books + you can filter the results by language. Very cool that “wordless” is an option: https://bookdash.org/books?s=&languages%5B%5D=wordless


I’ve added a few more wordless & minimally worded books to my collection on Epic for Kids: https://www.getepic.com/collection/19641601/minimally-worded-and-wordless-omazing-kids


Not sure how to use wordless or minimally worded books? See these resources:


https://www.familieslearning.org/uploads/blog/2010/08/talking-about-wordless-picture-books.pdf (123 page PDF)


Research Shows that Books without Text Can Increase Literacy, Vocabulary Skills in Children with Developmental Disabilities: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110607005242/en/Research-Shows-Books-Text-Increase-Literacy-Vocabulary, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

Updated 12/17/22: Great article “Wordless Books:
A UDL Approach to Supporting Language and Literacy Development” in Close the Gap: https://online.fliphtml5.com/yciqt/ioxx/#p=1

8/14/22 Updated contact info:

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