Words about Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books / Edition 1

Words about Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books / Edition 1

by Perry Nodelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820312711

ISBN-13: 9780820312712

Pub. Date: 08/10/1990

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books—books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more

Overview

A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books—books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more narrative information and stimulation than either medium could achieve alone. Moving from "baby" books, alphabet books, and word books to such well-known children's picture books as Nancy Ekholm Burkert's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gerald McDermott's Arrow to the Sun, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Nodelman reveals how picture-book narrative is affected by the exclusively visual information of picture-book design and illustration as well as by the relationships between pictures and their complementary texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820312712
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
08/10/1990
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
967,374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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