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Picture Books <ul><li>By: Amy Birdwell & Wandtrice Buchanan  </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature and Drama </li></ul>
What is a Picture Book? <ul><li>Not all illustrated books are picture books.  </li></ul><ul><li>Picture books “communicate...
Things to look for: <ul><li>Do the illustrations relate to the story?  </li></ul><ul><li>Do the pictures compliment the se...
Types of Picture Books <ul><li>Mother Goose  </li></ul><ul><li>Toy books  </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet books  </li></ul><ul>...
Wordless Picture Books <ul><li>Contain little or no words  </li></ul><ul><li>Usually aimed at preschoolers  </li></ul><ul>...
 
Early Publishers of Picture Books <ul><li>John Newbery  (1713-1767) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He published many types of child...
Early Illustrators of  Picture Books Picture Books <ul><li>During the nineteenth century, the illustrations in the picture...
First Picture Books  for Learning <ul><li>Children’s books were first made only for educational purposes; they had religio...
First Picture Books for Fun  <ul><li>After the picture books were made for instructional use, Thomas Boreman made one of t...
References <ul><li>http://www.childrensbookgallery.net/shop/childrens/about-childrens-books.html </li></ul><ul><li>Norton,...
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  1. 1. Picture Books <ul><li>By: Amy Birdwell & Wandtrice Buchanan </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature and Drama </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. Wordless Picture Books <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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday by: David Wiesner (1991) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Snowman by Raymond Briggs by: Caldecott Medal (1978) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Early Publishers of Picture Books <ul><li>John Newbery (1713-1767) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He published many types of children’s literature and a wide variety of books on reading, philosophy, and science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His first children’s book was A Little Pretty Pocket Book(1744) and History of Little Goody Two Shoes (1765) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Harris (1807) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He was a London publisher who succeeded Newbery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He published Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast (by William Roscoe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He also published fairy tales and nursery rhymes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Marshall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He was also a London publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He had a variety of different books like the first infant libraries, boxed miniature libraries, as well as </li></ul></ul><ul><li> infant’s cabinets (decorated boxes with small </li></ul><ul><li> books and pictures). </li></ul>
  7. 8. Early Illustrators of Picture Books Picture Books <ul><li>During the nineteenth century, the illustrations in the picture books became relevant, they noticed that the pictures were as important as the text in the stories. From this point illustrators were becoming known as well as the authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the famous picture books (with illustration) at this time were: </li></ul><ul><li>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by: Lewis Carroll </li></ul><ul><li>Little Women (1868-1869) by: Louisa May Alcott </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure Island (1883) by: Robert Louis Stevenson </li></ul><ul><li>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by: Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>Jungle Book (1894) by: Rudyard Kipling </li></ul>
  8. 9. First Picture Books for Learning <ul><li>Children’s books were first made only for educational purposes; they had religious books, grammar books and courtesy books (instruction for proper behavior). </li></ul><ul><li>John Amos Comenius’s book called Orbis Sensualium Pictus (The Visual World in Pictures) was known as the first picture book made for children. It was more of an encyclopedia and was made in 1658. </li></ul><ul><li>From this, all types of picture books were made for children to learn from like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alphabet books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hornbooks- wooden paddles with inscribed alphabets that were also combined with religious writings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battledore-a folded piece of cardboard with an illustrated alphabet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fables-fictional books for the classroom </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. First Picture Books for Fun <ul><li>After the picture books were made for instructional use, Thomas Boreman made one of the first picture books for children’s entertainment, they were miniature books called Gigantick Histories. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy tales </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>Chapbooks (inexpensive pamphlets distributed by peddlers) </li></ul><ul><li>Moral or Cautionary tales </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure tales </li></ul><ul><li>And many more… </li></ul>
  10. 11. References <ul><li>http://www.childrensbookgallery.net/shop/childrens/about-childrens-books.html </li></ul><ul><li>Norton, Donna & Norton, Saundra (2011). Through the eyes of a child: An introduction to children's literature (8th ed.). 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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