Wonderfully Wordless Picture Books with JonArno Lawson

Wonderfully Wordless Picture Books with JonArno Lawson

6:39am

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Does a story need words? If it doesn’t then how can we possibly read it? Author JonArno Lawson and illustrator Qin Leng don’t think they do and work together to create ‘silent’ picture books, wordless stories that allow the reader to use their imaginations to create their own stories. Join JonArno as he introduces the worlds of their latest picture books, Over the Shop and A Day for Sandcastles both beautiful, immersive stories of friendship, family and coming together to build community. Go on a journey, led by the images, and discover the characters and scenes, spotting the many details depicted and described that will pull you into the wonderful world of the wordless book.

Date: October 5, 2023 at 6:30am ET / 11:30am BT
Where: The event will be broadcasted on the Reading is Magic Festival website
Cost: FREE
Recommended for ages 4–7.

This event will be presented as part of the Reading is Magic Festival, running October 2–6, 2023. The virtual festival promotes creativity and connection through stories and shared experiences, creating content for children and young people in primary and secondary schools.

Learn more!

About the Author

JonArno Lawson is a Canadian poet and children’s author and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and three children. He has won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry four times. He is the author of the best-selling Canadian picture book Sidewalk Flowers and has created two books to date with illustrator Qin Leng.

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Does a story need words? If it doesn’t then how can we possibly read it? Author JonArno Lawson and illustrator Qin Leng don’t think they do and work together to create ‘silent’ picture books, wordless stories that allow the reader to use their imaginations to create their own stories. Join JonArno as he introduces the worlds of their latest picture books, Over the Shop and A Day for Sandcastles both beautiful, immersive stories of friendship, family and coming together to build community. Go on a journey, led by the images, and discover the characters and scenes, spotting the many details depicted and described that will pull you into the wonderful world of the wordless book.

Date: October 5, 2023 at 6:30am ET / 11:30am BT
Where: The event will be broadcasted on the Reading is Magic Festival website
Cost: FREE
Recommended for ages 4–7.

This event will be presented as part of the Reading is Magic Festival, running October 2–6, 2023. The virtual festival promotes creativity and connection through stories and shared experiences, creating content for children and young people in primary and secondary schools.

Learn more!

About the Author

JonArno Lawson is a Canadian poet and children’s author and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and three children. He has won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry four times. He is the author of the best-selling Canadian picture book Sidewalk Flowers and has created two books to date with illustrator Qin Leng.

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6:39am

Tuesday, May 28

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