B.J. Novak of NBC’s Emmy-award winning comedy series The Office will read from his new children’s book, The Book With No Pictures, at the Wellesley Free Library on October 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Novak, who has played a smarmy, opportunistic office drone in The Office, and followed that up with One More Thing, a book of humorous essays decidedly not for children, has apparently shaken all the inappropriate out of his system for now, so is following in the footsteps of many a Hollywood talent and taken the next logical step of appealing to a new, (very) young audience.
Here’s how a children’s book with no pictures works: Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say BLORK. Or BLUURF. Now there’s a read-aloud that is surely all in the telling. Here’s the chance to bring out your silly at bedtime reading and abandon the monotone that even the best parent can’t help but fall into after the upteenth reading of whatever princess or superhero book is currently on continuous bedtime loop at your house.
The event is free of charge, but you must preregister at www.wellesleybooks.com or in-store. And if you want the book signed, you must purchase it from Welleseley Books either at the event or in the store ahead of time (be prepared to show proof-of-purchase).
A graduate of Harvard University and a native of Newton Massachusetts, Novak lives in Los Angeles, California.