Picture books with simple illustrations and bland backgrounds—the kinds which appeal to toddlers and children with sensory integration problems—can be hard to find if you search online or on shelf. Even harder to find are such books which tell a story.
But they are great books for reading aloud to sensitive children. And they are equally valuable for suggesting story ideas for children to write.
Here are ten such books from all over the world which your child might enjoy. Many have won awards.
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (the version illustrated by Quentin Blake)
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde by Joyce Dunbar
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (wordless)
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle (wordless)
The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snow White and the Fox by Niroot Puttapipat
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young