Reading Contemporary Picturebooks: Picturing Text
Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies.
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This author examines earlier attempts to classify children's books and Lewis resists categorisation, instead arguing for an 'ecological' approach. He argues this convincingly and it makes a lot of ... Read full review
the state of the art
a critical survey
Chapter 3 The ecology of the picturebook
making it new
Chapter 5 Picturebooks at play
Chapter 6 Postmodernism and the picturebook
Chapter 7 A word about pictures
Chapter 8 How do picturebooks come to possess meaning?
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