Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine May 2016

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A PROBABILITY OF WORDS Text Thomas Lloyd Qualls Photo Johnstone Studios

Young children are not that interested in books without pictures. No matter how good the story. When we are very young, a word on a page, by itself, is just not that interesting. We need pictures to make the words more engaging.

happens, another kind of magic takes hold. The words on the page begin to mean something. And we start to participate in the story. We bring our imagination to the page and create our own pictures.

As we grow older, our stories also grow, and there are fewer and fewer pictures. As this

This is because a word is a magical thing. And the reading of words is actually an act of creation. As readers, we get to participate in the

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