Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wordless Picture Book: Bee & Bird

This wordless picture book is an exercise in changing perspectives. From angles, sizes, and positions, nothing is as it seems!

Each bold, digitally created spread shows Bee and Bird from some perspective, using blocky graphic lines and stylized shapes. As the visual angle changes, readers are forced to readjust their concept of space and relationships to accommodate the new information in the illustration. Every page is a discovery, and there will be much turning of pages back and forth as readers seek to reconcile their visual assumptions with the the new perspectives.

There's little story here, and so this book is primarily useful as a visual feast, or a prompt for an art activity. An attractive book, best suited for thoughtful readers with the maturity to understand the impact of perspective and angle.

Wordless Picture Book
Ages 3-7
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