B.J. Novak's children's book will try to win kids over to the power of language

B.J. Novak's children's book will be titled 'A Book With No Pictures.' 'I wanted to write a book that would introduce the youngest of kids to the idea that words can be their allies,' the actor said.

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B.J. Novak's work 'One More Thing' will be released on Feb. 4.

Actor B.J. Novak will release a children’s book focusing on the magic of words following the upcoming publication of his short story collection “One More Thing.”

“One More Thing” is being released on Feb. 4 and Novak says his kids’ book, titled “A Book With No Pictures,” will come out this fall.

“A Book with No Pictures” will be published by Penguin Young Readers.

Novcak says he chose to pen a book without pictures for children because he wants to convince them that words aren’t the boring part of reading.

“I wanted to write a book that would introduce the youngest of kids to the idea that words can be their allies – that the right words can be as fun, exciting and ridiculous as any pictures," he said in a statement. "Also, I can't draw.”

Novak has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for another, to-be-announced children’s book and he is also slated to release a second fiction title for adults.

The actor starred on the NBC sitcom “The Office” and recently appeared in the film “Saving Mr. Banks.”

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