Inside Picture Books

Inside Picture Books

by Ellen Handler Spitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300084765

ISBN-13: 9780300084764

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

Why do images from beloved childhood picture books linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even into adulthood? In this book Ellen Handler Spitz explores the profound impact of reading to children, on the reader as well as the listener. She discusses well-known picture books and how they transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral

Overview

Why do images from beloved childhood picture books linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even into adulthood? In this book Ellen Handler Spitz explores the profound impact of reading to children, on the reader as well as the listener. She discusses well-known picture books and how they transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and build a special bond between the child and the adult reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084764
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface: A Greeting to My Readerxiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
1.Pictures, Words, and Voices1
2.It's Time for Bed23
3.Please Don't Cry76
4.Behave Yourself122
5.I Like You Just the Way You Are163
A Glance Forward and Back207
Picture Books Cited217
Secondary Sources221
Index227

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