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Hello, everyone.

As an adult, I am used to saying that I read books as obviously they have text inside. But... Recently I wanted to express in English the fact that I were going to read a book to my son, which in fact had no text to read... It was a children's book only with pictures. I got lost how to say it. After a while, I decided that the best way to say it is "My dear son, let's watch this beautiful book". But I am not sure if this is correct.

By the way, should I say 'this is correct' or 'that is correct' in my previous sentence (I incline to 'this' as it refers to what I said in the previous sentence so it is near rather distant for me)?

Getting back to the main topic:
So, if a book:
a) has only pictures
b) has a small amount of text but mainly consists of pictures
Do we say that we 'read' or 'watch' or maybe do something else with such a book? What is the proper verb here?

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Reegis "My dear son, let's watch look at this beautiful book".

You can "read" a picture book. You make up a story with the pictures as cues.

You son can "read" a different narrative. The exercise teaches a child that there is a story, the story continues from one page to the next page, it has a beginning and it has an end.

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Actually, that book was very basic to make a child familiar with different geometric shapes (like a triangle, rectangular or square), but in general it is of course exactly as you said. So, in such a case, can I still say:

My dear son, let's read this beautiful book.

Or is it better as you pointed out below with the verb 'look'?

My dear son, let's look at this beautiful book (with meaning: go through pages and look at the shapes there).


Could you please also comment on my side question?
After a while, I decided that the best way to say it is "My dear son, let's watch this beautiful book". But I am not sure if this is correct.
Should I use 'this' or 'that' here?

ReegisShould I use 'this' or 'that' here?

Either one is ok. I'd probably say "that."

Thank you, AlpheccaStars Emotion: smile

I can see you answer one question at a time, so if you happen to look at this thread again please also confirm whether we 'read' or 'look at' the books that have just pictures of geometric shapes Emotion: smile

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Reegis'look at'

That's the answer.