It's Official - Comic Books Are Good For Learning!

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The next time your parents or teacher berate you for reading comic books, steer them toward this article. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois, has revealed what you have always known - that reading Tiny Titans, Denise the Menace and Batman, is as beneficial as reading Shakespeare!

The study was conducted by Carole Tilley a professor of Library and Information Sciences at the University. According to Ms.Tilley, most teachers and parents dismiss comic books, because they believe that they are too 'simplistic' and think that most kids just look at the pictures and don't read the text.

However, the professor attests that the same could also be said about 'picture' books which seem to earn whole-hearted approval of even the snootiest of parents and teachers. She believes that reading comics is just as complex as any kind of literature because it involves putting pictures and words together to understand the story.

Ms.Tilley however has two pet peeves against the comic books in America.

Most of the ones currently available are based on television, toys and movie characters and, that they are too expensive for children to buy! We agree with her on both counts!

Our favorite comic books are - The Adventurers of Tintin, and Asterix and Obelix.

What are yours? Be sure to let us know by adding you comments below?

sources:telegraph.co.uk,examiner.com,newsarama.com

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  • dpenSunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:44 am
    hack
    • popaSunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:44 am
      cool!
      • fatboiSunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:43 am
        comics are awesome
        • littlegirl800
          littlegirl800Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:10 am
          GO COMICS!
          • ricky_bob
            ricky_bobMonday, April 3, 2017 at 8:18 am
            I LUV BATMAN, TEEN TITANS, AND JUSTICE LEAGUE COMICS,
            • ajg15
              ajg15Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm
              I lke comics so does my sister,brother, dad , and mom
              • lemonade11
                lemonade11Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                idk I like them all...
                • Super soldierThursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:23 am
                  superman and Snuperman
                • brosomeTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                  mine is spider man
                • fahmoTuesday, August 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm
                  im a girl i hate comic books
                  • littlegirl800
                    littlegirl800Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:40 am
                    i'm a girl i love comics.
                    • littlegirl800
                      littlegirl800Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:10 am
                      girls can like comic books. i do! go comic books!

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