Who needs words?

Visual literacy (or, as it is colloquially known, visuacy) is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading.Wikipedia

In other words (if you will pardon the expression): reading comics!

Now, most comic books do use words in a variety of ways; Spider-man contemplates via thought balloons, Superman exclaims, and villains monologue.

But you don’t need words to tell a story.

Owly is a graphic novel series by Andy Runton, featuring Owly, a kind-hearted owl who wants to help make other animals happy, and his friend Wormy, a clever earthworm who often has to help other animals learn to not be afraid of Owly. Simple symbols are used for dialogue. The series is aimed at a younger audience, but can be enjoyed by any age.

Owly reads!

GON is a tiny fictional dinosaur with a big appetite, a short temper, and a big heart. He swims with the fish and (sort of) flies with the birds and will often use his enormous jaws to take a bite out of a bully. Gorgeous detailed drawings depict the animals and environments from all over the planet. Rated for teens because sometimes Mother Nature ain’t pretty.

Gon and friends


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