Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her
sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or
twice she had peeped into the book her sister was
reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it,
"and what is the use of a book,"
thought Alice, "without
pictures or conversation?"
~ From Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by
introduces a variety of picture books, including wordless
picture books, toy books, alphabet books, counting books,
concept books, and storybooks.
Picture storybooks are the main
books are profusely illustrated books in which both words
and illustrations contribute to the story's meaning. Illustrations
in picture books are integral to the story,
providing actual plot or concept information as well
as clues to character traits, settings, and moods.
books are written in all genres. They have
illustrations on every page or at least every other page. As
a general rule, picture books are 32 pages long.
occasional illustrations that serve to break up or decorate
the text or add interest are not picture books; they are
called illustrated books. Illustrations in these books are
incidental or nonessential to the content.
(cited in Lynch-Brown, C. & Tomlinson, C. 2005.
Essentials of Children’s Literature, 5th edition, p. 76)
to Picture Storybooks"