Emoji are so often used that they almost deserve to be recognized as an official language. So it was only a matter of time before someone would publish a book using emoji.
Kristina Semenova is the creator of the Vaikon emoji book series, which has translated a growing number of classic novels and fairy tales partially into emoji. Using the extended emoji dictionary (yes, that’s a real thing), Semenova has remade Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, Around the World in 80 Days, Black Beauty, The Call of the Wild, The Elderbush and The Old House into a format that most millennials and gen-Z’ers will probably excel at reading.
This creative way of storytelling combines colorful imagery and puzzle-solving to relay stories in a new way.
Check out these snapshots of some of your favorite books translated in emoji.