the authors have achieved their goal to contribute to existing descriptions of visual meaning as well as to intermodality. This book should be of particular interest to those looking to diversify their work with images in educational contexts, since it offers theoretically sound networks and frameworks to inform analysis at varying levels.
Discourse Studies, 16.6 (2014)

Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty, professionals, and practitioners.
Choice, Vol 50.11

Overall, Reading Visual Narratives is an important contribution to the field of social semiotics, in general, and to the study of visual-verbal narratives in children’s picture books, in particular. Painter et al. have produced a work that is (almost) as fascinating as the material upon which it is based.
LinguistList, June 2013