Talking Without Words is not a book without words; rather, it's a glossary of gestures that children use to express affection, anger, entreaty, disgust, puzzlement, etc. Sample: 'Pew! How that rat stinks!' I say to my dog when he brings home a dead rat. But I don't say it in words. I just hold my nose."" Drawn in the black and white of Little Old Automobile et al, a spur to participation for nursery school groups where, if you won't talk, you can always hide, or stick out your tongue, or fight (?); or, more benignly, beckon with your finger.