Shorter Paper 2.3 -- Genre Handbook

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Shorter Paper 2 .3 GENRE HANDBOOK: CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS Jennifer Fifield Professor Sarah Cohen English 131 19 November 2007
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The books that I chose for this specific assignment include The Berenstain Bears And Too Much Junk Food , Green Eggs and Ham , If You Give A Mouse A Cookie , and Curious George Rides A Bike . Berenstain, Stan, and Jan Berenstain . The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food . New York: Random House, 1985 . Geisel, Theodor . Green Eggs and Ham . New York: Random House, 1966. Numeroff, Laura J . If You Give a Mouse a Cookie . New York: HarperCollins, 1996. Rey, H .A., and Margret Rey. Curious George Rides a Bike . New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952 .
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Part II -- Genre Handbook Settings In literature, a setting refers to a place and or/time that the story occurs . It can include anything from location to time to a mental or physical surroundings . In The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food , for example, the settings would be at home and in a store for most of the story . Minor settings of this children’s book would include locations or physical surroundings such as inside of the car . Purposes The purpose of something is the aim or intended outcome . For example, if someone ran for one hour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and did water training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the purpose of this routine would be to get in shape and/or lose weight . In Green Eggs and Ham by Dr . Seuss, the book is aimed at little children. The book describes a character Sam-I-Am who tries to convince his friend to try green eggs and ham . The overall purpose of this book is to try things that one has never tried before, since one may never know whether he or she likes that activity, that food, etc . Sentences Sentences come in a variety of lengths in a variety of word choices . Lengthy and complex sentences are generally used in more complex literature, while simple sentences are usually used to get directly to the point .
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In If You Give A Mouse A Cookie , the sentences are simple and short because it is a children’s book . Children’s books are meant to be easy to read so that the children themselves can read the book and learn words and letters . It makes it a lot easier for the children to sound out the consonants and vowels, and therefore a bit easier to learn the words and their meanings . Hedges Hedges can be considered obstacles in literature . They usually convey a meaning or fantasy that is not true - take Harry Potter, for example . The flying broomsticks are considered a hedge because broomsticks cannot actually fly, but it is very believable after both reading the books and watching the movies . In Curious George Rides A Bike
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