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Title: Picture Books


1
Picture Books
2
Questions
  • What is a picture book?
  • What types of picture books are there?
  • What are the characteristics of good picture
    books?
  • How will we use picture books for instruction?

3
What are they?
  • Product of the twentieth century
  • Support early learning
  • profusely illustrated in which words and
    illustrations contribute to the storys meaning
  • Different than illustrated books

4
What are they?
  • Tale told in two media
  • An integration of visual and verbal art
  • Illustrations add plot or concept information
  • Illustrations add clues to character traits,
    settings, and moods

5
Review a picture book
  • Use the criteria on pp, 76-77 to discuss the
    characteristics of a book with your neighbor
  • Will the book provide balance between what the
    child enjoys and what you want to lead them to
    enjoy?

6
History of Picture Books
  • Rare and expensive-very few written for children
  • Viewed as tools for educating and saving the soul
    (not for enjoyment)
  • Color printing made books more affordable
  • Children no longer viewed as little adults who
    had to behave and work accordingly

7
Picture Books Today
  • Well established genre
  • High levels of conceptual difficulty and artistic
    sophistication for middle level and junior high
    students
  • Bilingual texts
  • Books that emit sounds or talk
  • Interactive CD Rom books

8
Baby/Board Books
  • Simple design
  • Brightly illustrated
  • For children 0-2

9
Interactive Books
  • Stimulate verbal or physical interaction
  • Asks direct questions or invites recitation
  • Encourages clapping or movement to the rhythm
  • Asks the child to touch or manipulate items
  • Ages 2-6

10
Toy Books
  • Engineered or mechanical books
  • Pop-ups, moveable, changeable, or
    three-dimensional illustrations
  • Fragile or elaborate pop-ups are appropriate for
    older students or adults

11
Wordless Books
  • No text or very little text
  • Illustrations must be very narrative
  • Ages 4-6
  • Children read the illustrations in their own
    words

12
Alphabet Books
  • Presents alphabet letters, names, and or sounds
  • Consider the appropriateness of the theme, use of
    uppercase and lowercase letters, appropriate font
    and readable text

13
Counting Books
  • Numbers 1-10 are introduced along with shape and
    name, quantity represented, and counting sequence
  • Interesting items to count are illustrated

14
Concept Books
  • Picture books that explore or explain an idea or
    concept
  • Do not tell a story
  • No plot but repeated elements throughout the book
  • Naming books present simple pictures with labels

15
Pattern Books
  • Predictable books that rhyme, repetition, and
    illustration clues to support the reader
  • Natural sounding familiar language

16
Picture Storybooks
  • Illustrations and text are equally important in
    telling the story
  • Intended to be read aloud
  • Ages 4-7 and 8 and up
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag was the first
    picture storybook (1928)
  • Peter Rabbit (1902) by Beatrix Potter in England
    was the first modern picture storybook

17
Easy-to-Read Books
  • Limited text on each page
  • Large print, double spacing, and short sentences
  • Lots of illustrations
  • Usually controlled vocabulary
  • To be read independently (unlike picture
    storybooks)
  • May be divided into short chapters

18
Picture Books for Older Readers
  • More sophisticated, abstract, and complex theme,
    story, and illustrations
  • May include picture storybooks, wordless books,
    toy books, and informational picture books

19
Transitional/Chapter Books
  • For children who can read but are not yet fluent
    readers
  • Between picture books and full length novels
  • Uncomplicated writing style and vocabulary
  • Illustrations on every third page

20
Caldecotts
  • The most distinguished picture book for children
    published in the previous year. Established in
    1938. Given to a U.S. illustrator.

21
Developing Visual Literacy
  • Ability to sort through images and develop a
    sense of discretionary viewing and judgment
  • Develop a sense of personal taste in
    illustrations
  • Become aware of illustrations and become
    sensitive to discriminating
  • Teachers must learn about style, medium, design,
    and illustrators

22
Overall Book Design
  • Size and shape
  • Book jacket
  • End papers
  • Front matter
  • Lettering
  • Placement of art and text on the page
  • Blend of text and illustrations

23
Artistic Style
24
High Five Strategy
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