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NO WORDS - celebrating wordless picture books

Posted by Emma Balch on

#NOWORDS - telling stories through pictures  - an exhibition at The Story of Books in Hay-on-Wye Clare Walters collects picture books for children where images tell the story. It is a world of books that is surprisingly eclectic and creative, and relatively new. Clare's interest in wordless picture books began in the 1970s. As a newly qualified primary school teacher she saw first-hand how children would 'read' the images in picture books long before they could read the text. "I saw how much children enjoyed books where the pictures told a separate story to the text, such as Rosie’s Walk (1968) by...

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