WITHOUT WORDS: Looking at WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS
Have you ever read or shared a wordless picture book with your child or students? We read books all the time that have words and no illustrations so why not books with only pictures and no words? Text only books allow us to create pictures in our minds. So, in the same way, picture only books can assist to build words and thus create stories. Wordless picture books encourage storytelling and are the perfect tool for enhancing visual literacy skills. Their breathtaking images provide a pure…
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VISUAL TECHNIQUES IN PICTURE BOOKS
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ARTWORKS, PICTURE BOOKS AND VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (VTS)
Attending an opening to an exhibition always uplifts me! People are abuzz with excitement and interesting discussions about the work abound. This is how artwork should be viewed … in a room filled with conversation and celebration! “The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.” Gordon Gee Yeste
PICTURE BOOKS AND VISUAL LITERACY
OK! So I have an admission to make. I still buy picture books! Even now, long after most of my children have moved beyond that age, where it’s deemed a suitable reading level. Recent purchases have included the magnificent Swan Lake by Anne Spudvilas for my Miss Eleven year old who “loved, loved it” and the stunning The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith. That last one was purely for my own pleasure! Apparently though, I am not alone in my love, as an adult, for picture books and c