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Young Readers

Art & Oakie Ask is our first graphic novel series for young readers. The story follows Art and Oakie on their adventures to speak up for the environment. Art is an imaginative first-grader, and Oakie is a good-natured oak tree. What makes the series so special is that it is nearly wordless. No matter your age, language, or literacy level, you can speak up for nature with Art and Oakie!

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Book 1: Do You Speak Tree?
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In the first book, Oakie goes on an adventure to find someone to speak up for the forest. 


Along the way, Oakie meets Art, an imaginative elementary school student with a crayon in hand and a plan in mind to save the day.


Will Art and Oakie save the forest? That all depends...



Written by Josh Oaktree

Illustrated by Josiane Vlitos

Recommended reading age: 5-8+ 

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For every book sold, Oak Tree Comics plants a tree by donating to the non-profit One Tree Planted.

Book 2: Do You Speak Bear?

Do You Speak Bear? continues the adventures of Art and Oakie as they speak up for all of the animals who call the forest home.

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More Art and Oakie adventures are in the works! Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the third book in the series — plus, Art & Oakie Ask educational resources.

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As we speak, Josiane Vlitos is illustrating the third book in the series Art & Oakie Ask: Do You Speak Bee? Below is a sketch of the dedication page.


We are dedicating the book "for the teachers" because where would we be without them?


Here are links to educator guides for the first two books in the series and a link to Art & Oakie Ask coloring pages. You may use the educator guides and coloring pages for educational-use only. For all other inquires, commercial or otherwise, please email the Oak Tree Comics team: