Children's Literature

Instructor: Chi-Fen Emily Chen, Ph.D. 陳其芬

Department of English, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


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Picture Books

 Please read Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 from Russell, D. L. (2009). Literature for children: a short introduction.

Introduction Types Storytelling Elements Artistic Elements Design Media Styles Examples

Types of Picture Books


Alphabet Books

  • Most alphabet books are designed to teach children to recognize the letters and sounds of the alphabet.

  • In addition, they also help children associate the shape of a letter with the sound it customarily makes; that is, they teach children phonics and spelling too.

  • Most alphabet books juxtapose the letters and the pictures that represent them.

  • These books are unified by some thematic or artistic concept.

  • Not all alphabet books have a didactic purpose. Some of them are not intended to teach the alphabet, but are more sophisticated explorations of the artistic possibilities of alphabet books.

Examples:

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