Reading Contemporary Picturebooks: Picturing Text

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Psychology Press, 2001 - EDUCATION - 184 pages
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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Contents

From Gotilla by Anthony Browne
5
From Grunpti by John Burningham
6
From The Man by Raymond Btiggs
8
From Voices in the Pork by Anthony Browne
9
From Have You Seen Whos Just Moved in Next Door to Us? by Colin McNaughum
11
From The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
13
From Tliink oj an Eel by Katen Wallace and Mike Bostock
14
From AW Join In by Quentin Blake
16
making it new
61
From Gotilla by Anthony Browne
69
From Drof Dead by Babetre Cole
70
From Way Home by Libby Ha thorn and Gregory Rogers
73
Picturebooks at play
76
From The Jolly Posnrum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
83
A word about pictures
102
From Where is Monkey? by Dierer Schubert
106

From The Linle Boat by Kathy Henderson and Pattick Benson
18
From The Pork in the Dork by Mattin Waddell and Batbata Fitth
20
From So Much by Ttish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury
22
From Lady Muclc by William Mayne and Jonathan Heale
23
From Drop Dead by Babetre Cole
24
From Voices in the Pork by Anthony Browne
37
A theoretical model or inrerdependent storyrelling
41
The ecology of the picturebook
46
From Gotilla by Anthony Browne
49
From The Man by Raymond Btiggs
51
From Time to Get Out of the Bath Shitley by John Burningham
56
From Where is Monkey? by Dierer Schubert
107
From AllJoin In by Quentin Blake
108
From Where is Monkey? by Dierer Schubert
111
From Gotilla by Anthony Browne
117
From So Much by Ttish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury
118
From Gnm1w by John Burningham
121
How do picturebooks come to possess meaning?
124
Natrative structures in visual communication
150
Analytical structures in visual communication
153
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