How Wimmelbooks Work: A Snail's Guide

Wimmelbook-style illustration of animals driving vehicles on a busy road

Researcher: Elys Dolan

How Wimmelbooks Work: A Snails Guide is a pictorial essay that explores the definition of a wimmelbook along with their scope and versatility as a method of visual story telling from the perspective of the picturebook maker. The essay uses the combination of written and visual methods of communication found in wimmelbooks and picturebooks therefore many of the points made are demonstrated visually rather than described. This encourages the reader to emulate the experience of a child reading a wimmelbook and regard the images carefully to extract their full meaning.