How Picturebooks Work

Concentrating on pictures are Joseph Schwarcz's pioneer book Ways of the Illustrator (1982), with the subtitle “Visual Communication in Children's Literature,”11 and Jane Doonan's Looking at Pictures in Picture Books (1993).12 These ...

How Picturebooks Work

How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

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How Picturebooks Work
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Maria Nikolajeva, Carole Scott
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-01 - Publisher: Routledge

How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most
Visual History
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Ulrike Mietzner, Nick Peim
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Addressing questions about representation, this book critically explores the potential of different types of visual material to illuminate historical studies. The contributions in this collection range from explorations of picture schemes used in 19th century classrooms to contemporary popular representations of schooling. Film and photographic images are considered in specific
Children Reading Pictures
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Evelyn Arizpe, Morag Styles
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This book describes the fascinating results of a two year study of children's responses to contemporary picturebooks. Children of primary school age, from a range of backgrounds, read and discussed books by the award-winning artists, Anthony Browne and Satoshi Kitamura. They then made their own drawings in response to the
The Presence of the Past in Children's Literature
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: International Research Society for Child
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.
Reading Contemporary Picturebooks
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: David Lewis
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words