Words about pictures : the narrative art of children's picture books (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Words about pictures : the narrative art of children's picture books

Author: Perry Nodelman
Publisher: Athens, Ga. ; London : University of Georgia Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr. 2017View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Nodelman
ISBN: 0820312711 9780820312712 0820310360 9780820310367
OCLC Number: 1005017423
Description: xii, 318 pages, [16] plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Perry Nodelman

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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

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