In these four books, one action-packed story is told from two perspectives — the GOOD perspective and the EVIL perspective. Check out the interiors spreads below, and you’ll see that readers can follow the BLUE story along the top, the RED story along the bottom, or read them BOTH AT THE SAME TIME!
These dual stories, along with limited text, promote both VISUAL LITERACY and REPEATED READINGS. But don’t take my word for it! Check out what the experts are saying...
“I found myself rereading and reading for detail — both valuable behaviors. Struggling readers in particular are not good at this, and this story encourages this kind of effective reading behavior. In addition, the story's reliance on visuals challenges strong readers who are accustomed to relying on words rather than pictures.”
—Nancy Frey, Professor of Literacy at San Diego State University and author of Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, And More To Develop Comprehension And Thinking Skills.
“Just because it’s nearly wordless doesn’t mean it doesn’t require a great deal of thinking, predicting, questioning, inferring, and monitoring. I can see a lot of great instructional correlations to this work.”
—Terry Thompson, Literacy Coach and author of Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2–6.
-Donnie Lemke, Managing Editor