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The Flower Man – A Wordless Picture Book

The Flower Man - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Mark Ludy, author and illustrator of The Flower Man, invites his readers to see and discover things they never expected to encounter.

Within these wordless pages are stories to be
discovered. Use your keen eyes to see that which
needs to be seen and use your heart to discover
the message that is waiting there just for you.

(From the back cover of The Flower Man)

The Flower Man tells the story of an old man who, simply by moving in and living his life, transforms a dark and lonely village into a place of kindness and light.

The Kindness of The Flower Man

Like Midas and his golden touch, the flower man brings life and color to everything—and everyone—he touches.

Reading Wordless Picture Books with your Children—An All About Reading Series (Illustration from The Flower Man)

As you turn the pages, you’ll see the transformation take place as, bit by bit, the man’s kindness spreads throughout the town.

Reading Wordless Picture Books with your Children—An All About Reading Series (Illustration from The Flower Man)

It is the windows of the village that tell the story. As you follow the tale from page to page and from window to window, you’ll discover the influence that one person can have in the lives of others.

Reading Wordless Picture Books with your Children—An All About Reading Series (Illustration from The Flower Man)

There are more than 60 stories to discover on the streets and in the windows of The Flower Man. Once you start “reading,” you won’t want to stop!

Which window in The Flower Man do you think tells the best story? Stop back and let us know

Tips for Reading This Book with Your Preschooler:

  • Have your preschooler point out some of the changes that occur on each page.
  • Follow some of the “window” storylines with your preschooler. Discuss why the changes are taking place in each story.
  • Talk about how one person can change others by his actions and his attitude.
  • Talk about some ways that you can “spread color” to others.

Other Books By Mark Ludy:

  • The Grump: The Original Short Story
  • The Farmer
  • Noah

Love this wordless picture book? Learn more about reading Wordless Picture Books with your children and view more of my favorites!

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