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ERIC Number: EJ798834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Musicality in the Language of Picture Books
Heald, Robin
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n3 p227-235 Sep 2008
The authors of picture books who write especially melodic language are doing more than simply offering up work that is pleasing to the ear. They are accessing more of the whole child. In this article five picture books will be discussed for their musical attributes: "Now One Foot, Now the Other", by Tomie dePaola, "The Cat in the Hat", by Dr. Seuss, "Knuffle Bunny", by Mo Willems, "Mirandy and Brother Wind", by Patricia C. McKissack, and "Click Clack Moo", by Doreen Cronin. Drawing on the observations of scientists, educators, and composers, I will discuss what an extraordinary aid a picture book with musical sounding language can be in the nurturing and development of the young child's intellect, emotional life, and social skills.
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Language: English
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