By Jed Alexander
As its title suggests, (Mostly) Wordless is a mostly wordless all-ages book filled with stories, short vignettes and character sketches told with either no, or few words. The book begins with the wordless mini-epic, “Ella and The Pirates,” an enchanting tale about a little girl and her imaginary adventures as a pirate as she sails through perilous waters, has sword fights and discovers buried treasure.
This continually surprising and engaging book rewards repeat readings, with something new to discover on every page. For young readers and non-readers alike!
Digital ISBN: 978-1-934460-46-7
Diamond Code: FEB140886
“Alexander depicts characters and settings with realistic detail, using a dry brush technique throughout, and the images feel timeless and classic.” — Matthew C. Winner, School Library Journal
“Everything about this book is beautiful — from its illustrations to how the book feels when you hold it in your hands.” — The Picture Book Review
“There isn’t one thing in particular that makes it great; all I can tell you was that as I held it in my hand I was swept away by its beauty, but it’s sheer artistic nature and the way it danced with my imagination. I came away with an overwhelming sense of joy and childlike imagination… 5/5” –Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards
“(Mostly) Wordless probably hews closer to an art book than a traditional comic, but it’s definitely pretty and thanks to the art style, features a unique look that was unfamiliar to me. I’m glad I encountered it. If you’re a fan of comic-as-artform, seek this out. I think you’ll like what you see.” — Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter