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Picture books

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Picture books

  1. 1. Picture Books <ul><li>Amy Birdwell, Wandtrice Buchannon </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature and Drama </li></ul><ul><li>July 22, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Picture Book? <ul><li>Not all illustrated books are picture books. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture books “communicate information or tell stories through a series of many pictures combined with relatively slight or nor texts at all” (Norton, p.158) </li></ul><ul><li>The illustrations are as important, if not more important than the words. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Things to Look for <ul><li>Do the illustrations relate to the story? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the pictures compliment the setting, plot and mood? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the pictures enhance the characters? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the words and pictures avoid stereotypes? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it appeal to children? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the book worthwhile? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose for sharing this book with children? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the style and language of the book age appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the format and pictures go well together? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Picture Books <ul><li>Mother Goose </li></ul><ul><li>Toy books </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet books </li></ul><ul><li>Counting books </li></ul><ul><li>Wordless books </li></ul><ul><li>Concept books </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-Read books </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Storybooks </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Contain little or no words </li></ul><ul><li>Usually aimed at preschoolers </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully sequenced illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Examples- - Tuesday by David Weisner (1991) Caldecott Medal -The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (1978) </li></ul>Wordless Picture Books
  6. 6. References <ul><li>Norton, Donna. Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature -8th Edition. Pearson Education: Boston. 2011.  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.nkfust.edu.tw/~emchen/CLit/picturebook_type_wordless.htm#wordless </li></ul>

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