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ERIC Number: ED459791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 8
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Strong Girls and Bright Colours: Current Themes in Swedish Picture Books.
Lundgren, Elisabeth
Strong girls and bright colors characterize many Swedish picture books in recent years. The girls are visible and active, and the books also include many wise mothers. The picture books deal with a variety of subjects, ranging from very difficult subjects like death to pure nonsense. Sweden has many good illustrators who work experimentally with colors and shapes. Some are influenced by cartoons and they use their expressions widely, humorously, artistically, and innovatively. One of the themes in Swedish picture books that is emphasized in this paper is deep life experiences and feelings, including essential emotions like jealousy or the fear of not being good enough. The paper provides annotations of Swedish picture books in the following thematic areas: (1) strong girls--the gender perspective; (2) love, friendship, and family life; (3) picture book wisdom; (4) separated worlds--the child and the grown up; (5) life and death; (6) good books for the very small; (7) experiments in shape and color; and (8) humor. (MES)
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Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden