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

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

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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.

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“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.”