Yes, that is a picture of my son (N) reading a comic book. Yes, he is 3 y.o. He is truly the son of my husband, an avid comic book reader and collector. I am convinced that some preferences are genetically passed on, and this is certainly one of them. I think reading comics is quite a skill. Visual literacy is not my strong suit. I’m very text focused. When I read comic books, I go from one speech bubble to the next and I have to remind myself to actually look at the pictures – silly isn’t it? To create a stunning visual presentation is an art and science. I admire movie makers. It’s not just one static image that they have to create – they create a dynamic visual presentation that lasts 2+ hours!
Two of the books we read this week were great visually. The pictures were not mere accompaniments to the story, but an equal partner to the text of the story. They were: My Mum by Anthony Browne and Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
Our weekly books: The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm, God’s People Become Great Part 6; Hairy Maclary’s Hat Trick by Lynley Dodd; My Mum by Anthony Browne; Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz.
N: 3 y.o.
M: 3 y.o.
E: 15 months
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We are part of The Imagination Tree 5 a Day Books challenge.