I would say that some of these books were written for preschoolers or pre-kindergarten while others were for first to second grade. Some had more illustrations than words, and many had very active illustrations. As an example, the book by T. Hughes (2009) had many illustrations hat suggested action. The words were words like “iller” to show that a child was telling the story. Also, the rhyming was not very good or consistent. Some of the books had simple sentence construction that small children could read or memorize quickly and some repeated words. As an example, the book by Katz (2007) repeated the words, “Don’t say that word!” in such a way that children would want to guess the word that the little boy was told not to say. All of the parent and sibling books had themes about parents and children. There were grandparents, a few fathers and a one or two mothers. The wedding books were about different types of weddings. Illustrations and Text The illustrations varied in the books. In most of them, the illustrations were in three categories. The first category was illustrations that were colorful and cartoon like. The colors were bright and usually blue, yellow and red. These books were written between 2005 and 2009. The Juster and Raschaka (2009) book was illustrated as though a child had done the illustrations. They were wispy, quickly drawn, had a combination of scribbling, finger paint and scratch techniques. T. Hughes’ book was illustrated in soft colors, very loosely done but very organized. These illustrations looked like water colors were used. Katz’s book was the most cartoon-like with soft colors and they looked to have been drawn with colored pencils. The next category was animals that did things that people did. Three books were in this category. The illustrations seem to compliment the books in a different way. As an example, Richardson and Parnell’s book (2005) was about penguins and took place in the zoo at Central Park New York. The first illustrations were colorful but the rest of the book was done in greys, browns and black. This was a true story about two penguins who adopted an egg that another penguin had laid. In this book, the illustrations seemed to be secondary support to the story of the penguins. Brannen’s (2008) story was about a marriage between two hamsters and it was a bit more colorful. The challenge that I had about this book is that it had a theme that children would not know – that of gay marriage. This fact would have had to be pointed out to the kids that were experiencing this book because the author never came out and said this but it was implied. The hamsters were different colors and they wore close. The illustrations were solid and created an effect that looked like the hamsters were real. Guest’s book (2009) was about a child (raccoon) who runs away because she was tired of listening to her parents. This books was colorful, tastefully illustrated and had a majority of one illustration on each page. Some were full page illustrations while others were half pages. Water color was used in all of these. Landolf (2009) wrote about a little boy who had a new baby sister and what he did for her. I did not like the illustrations because they were not interesting. The people were fuzzy (not clear) as though they were in a dream. There were places where things were patched in as though batik had been used and there were splotches of what looked like paint
Analysis of Picture Books For this assignment, we were asked to look at several picture books. I took a trip to my public library to see what I could find. I was primarily interested in randomly choosing books around family issues. I intentionally kept the topic general to see what books the reference librarian would recommend…
The picture above shows an aged man and an aged woman. Both are even covering their heads. The two people are not facing each other. Instead, they are confronting the camera. The man looks into the camera, while the woman is looking away from the camera towards her right side while the man is standing on her left. The two are just standing together.
Nevertheless, it is exactly the essence of the activity of writing a picture book, and the power relations involved in that task, which build a certain connection between children’s literature and postmodernism’s attitude towards cultural change (Grenby 2009).
The four categories that I chose were parents, siblings, adoption and weddings. Content All of the books were written with very easy language. A few were written in rhyme, but most were written in very simple prose. The books that were chosen had a few words on each page.
Will Paper Based Books Survive Or Will The E-Media Completely Replace Paper Media? The report mainly highlights the benefits and the impacts of Information Technology (IT) upon the industry of books. In the present days, due to the growth of IT, varied e-books can be easily accessed at any point of time.
Totemism is a belief that humans have mystical relationship or kinship with a spirit-being such as animals or plants. The term is used to “characterize a cluster of traits in the religion and in the social organization of many people (“totenism 2012).
Parents may not think much of this fact because they may not have acknowledged that even when among familiar faces, young children can still experience anxiety when suddenly put in strange environments.
Some of the factors for consideration in visual analysis include: elements in the image, colors used, main characters in the image, scene of image, context of image and tone of the image. Elements The Batkid picture was taken on 15th November 2013. The picture was taken in San Francisco city and has been organized by a foundation known as Make-a-Wish foundation.
The text says “mischief” (Maurice S., pp 7) and the picture shows what kind of mischief. The second picture shows him running with a fork behind the dog. The photograph on the wall also depicts a face that is very devilish. It
The imaginative world of the child is distinct from the adult world of realism. Children identify best with characters out of nature, such as animals and plants, which Nakov refers to as the “deeply felt animism of childhood”. As the child grows up, there is a conflict that is experienced with its need to remain connected.
Many children books put emphasis on being good mannered and warn the child on vioating any rules that are set by the parents. As a result, the book plays a great role in creating good morals on the children. This reduces
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