I know I recommended a book in my last post – but it occurred to me that I hadn’t mentioned Owly yet, and I’m going to do that while it is on my mind.
Owly is a comic without words (just a kind of spoken/thought pictogram that kids pick up on quickly with a little help). It is perfect for kids who aren’t quite reading yet, or not doing so with confidence. Or anyone who likes woodland shenanigans.
Here is Owly’s website – the books are small-hands friendly digest size and run about ten bucks a pop. It is ten dollars well spent, as they get a lot of mileage. You will likely catch your kids reading them on their own.
Bee is a big fan, though we have a far from complete collection. She likes me to draw him for her, so she can paint him.
“Owly is the comic book equivalent of a hug.” – Aint It Cool.com
Do check out the site – the creator Andy Runton is rightly proud to have been chosen to create an Owly READ poster for the American Library Association this year. (you can get one here)