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ERIC Number: ED082127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 135
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The Child's First Books: A Critical Study of Pictures and Tests.
MacCann, Donnarae; Richard, Olga
Defining picture books as that distinctive type of publication in contemporary children's literature in which the written narrative is brief and the story line or other content is largely presented through illustrations, this book critically explores some of the problems of contemporary picture books, examining why some qualities in picture books enhance the pleasure children find in them, why others detract, and why others are a mixed blessing. Emphasis is upon literary and graphic elements, and rigid age categories are avoided. Subject matter is arranged according to historical perspective, stereotypes in illustration, graphic elements, outstanding contemporary illustrators, book design, literary elements, outstanding narrative writers, specialized texts, the Caldecott Award, and the child, the librarian, and the critic. (Both black and white and color illustrations are included.) (HOD)
The H. W. Wilson Company, 950 University Avenue, Bronx, N. Y. 10452 ($10.00 cloth)
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