ERIC Number: EJ636833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Sheltering Children from the Whole Truth: A Critical Analysis of an Informational Picture Book.
Lamme, Linda; Fu, Danling
Journal of Children's Literature, v27 n2 p14-21 Fall 2001
Uses Orbis Pictus Award Committee criteria (accuracy, organization, design, and style) to examine an informational book, "Rice Is Life," by Rita Golden Gelman. Subjects the book to a deeper critical analysis. Suggests that it is important to help students become critical thinkers about everything they read, including informational books. (SG)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Childrens Literature, Critical Reading, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction, Sex Role
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, co-editor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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