Talking Images: The Universal Language of Wordless Picture Books
Presentation Canato Jimo, Smit Zaveri
L5, Imagination Room | Festival Pass
How can wordless books be leveraged to improve visual literacy and language learning in readers who might otherwise be intimidated by the written word? An editor and art director from Pratham Books (India) delve into the universal appeal of the simple form that is a wordless picture book.
Canato Jimo (India)
Canato Jimo is a picture book maker who currently works with Pratham Books, India, as an art director. He is author-illustrator of award-winning books, Snip and Asamo, Is that you?. He moonlights as a musician and is a recovering stationery addict.
Smit Zaveri (India)
Smit Zaveri is an editor by day and baker by night. She has worked across departments in publishing before joining Penguin Random House India as an editor. Smit currently works at Pratham Books, where she edits the most delicious picture books. She lives in Bangalore in her yellow house that always smells of cake.
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