Lately, I've been reading Owly with my preschool son. They are great beginner books and he loves them. They basically have no words and are illustrated in a comic book format with simple storytelling pictures. I have a soft spot for owls so when I saw this series at the Emerald City Comicon further investigation was needed.
I was surprised at all the benefits for youngsters with a book like this, and was equally surprised at how interactive reading a wordless book could be. My son jumped right in, reading the story to me, completely involved in Owly's emotional journey. A great way to connect kids to the pleasures of reading and help create that warm and fuzzy reading bond. Who said comic books rot your brain?
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