Question of the week: Is a picture worth a thousand words?

I really enjoy books I call “adult picturebooks” and maybe you think of them as coffee table books.
Pictures, usually photographs, carry the story.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel shows dogs of all sizes and personalities throwing themselves into the water. The trick is the pictures are taken from below, under the water. Pictures tell it all.

 Flower Recipe book by Althea Harampolis give exact description of how to create flower arrangement.  You can see the individual flowers and woody materials and then step-by-step how to create an arrangement of which you can be proud. 
 Did you know there are only a few basic styles for birds nests? Avian architecture:how birds design, engineer  & build by Peter Goodfellows show all the basic steps with examples of nests and other structures from around the world.  Just how does a bowerbird make a bower?
Do you have a favorite picturebook just for us adults?
Posted by Becky



2 responses to “Question of the week: Is a picture worth a thousand words?”

  1. Terry says:

    Definitely! I've loved looking at the "coffee table" books about states and countries, especially places I've lived in or visited. And I like to daydream about houses–the house plan books are great rainy day viewing (while watching HGTV).

  2. Anonymous says:

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!! A picture is so worth a thousand words. When I looked at 'Underwater Dogs' I was like "that picture I could totally think about a billion words or so.

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