And have you ever wondered why these books for babies don’t have a plot – just a short and simple one?
Here’s the reason they could have a plot or a story: even a single sentence can contain a whole story.
Shake your head in disbelief if you will. Then go to https://www.newyorker.com/books/flash-fiction and read these complete stories for adults. They are a sentence or two, but they are a story. A complete story with beginning, middle and end and a protagonist.
If we can do that for adults, why not for babies? And save parents and care-givers the pain of reading random words and pointing to random pictures and calling it a story book.
We can create complete stories for babies with few words. Just think about your favorite nursery rhymes. Some are bizarre riddles, their genesis lost in the mists of time.
But many are complete stories. Like this one.