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Title: Picture Books – A Summary from Children’s Books in Children’s Hands


1
Picture Books A Summary from Childrens Books
in Childrens Hands
  • January 23, 2008
  • Multicultural Childrens Literature

2
Types of Picture Books
  • Toy Books-books that allow interaction for young
    children
  • Concept Books-books that actual teach children
    about a concept or topic
  • Alphabet Books
  • Counting/Number Books
  • Wordless Books books without words
  • Beginning Reader Books predictable books and
    easy readers

3
Elements of Design in Picture Books
4
LINE
  • Lines can be thin, light, heavy and bold. The can
    be straight, jagged, wavy or zigzagged.
  • Line can be used to effectively show movement in
    an illustration.
  • Example in Moses pages 3-4

5
SHAPE
  • Shape is created when spaces are contained by a
    combination of lines.
  • Shape can help create a sense of the setting of
    the story whether it is meant to be rural vs.
    urban, scary vs. calming, etc.
  • Example The Man who Walked between the Towers

6
COLOR
  • Color can be varied or it can be consistent the
    author may choose a wide variety of colors or he
    or she may choose to stick with one of two
    colors.
  • Color and shading of those colors helps to create
    the mood of a story.
  • Examples Unos Garden and The Spider and the Fly

7
LIGHT
  • Light in a story directly connects with the
    colors in a story. An authors use of light
    contributes to the mood of the story, the state
    of mind of characters, or to better describe the
    setting.
  • Example Moses

8
TEXTURE
  • Texture is the illusion of a tactile surface
    created in an illustration.
  • Example What do you do with a Tail like This?

9
ARTISTIC MEDIA
10
Painting
  • Most childrens books are illustrated with
    watercolors.
  • The watercolors allow authors to show many
    emotions in the characters and settings.
  • Example Jerry Pinkney from pencils to colored
    pencils to watercolors

11
Pencil Drawings
  • Authors use balck-and-white pencil drawings to
    convey certain moods.
  • You can create sharp lines, smudged shadows and
    delicate features with a pencil.
  • Example Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

12
Paper Crafts Collage, Papermaking and Cut Paper
  • Cutting and pasting different sizes and shapes of
    paper can create interesting illustrations.
    (collage)
  • Examples What do you do with a Tail like This?,
    Eric Carles books
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