Picture Book Exploration

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Joyce McHenry EDU291 Pam Schoenfeld September 5, 2007 Picture Book Exploration I have looked through and read many book in my life. I have found that my favorite books are the ones that tell stories that become real to the child and have meaning, or ones that are humorous that the children can relate to. I absolutely love the books that look as if a child drew them. In my experience, it makes the story more relatable to the children and they can see themselves in the story. The language is simplistic enough that the children understand the meaning easily, but they have a deep enough meaning that the children will take the lesson of the book to heart. The perfect example to this is the story I Like Me
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Unformatted text preview: by Nancy Carlson. The pictures are simplistic, the words are easy to understand, but the meaning of liking yourself and having confidence in that is continuous throughout the story. The characters most often are animals that are telling the story. I am not sure why that is, but the stories that I am drawn to are animal-narrated. Themes often are about being happy with who you are, your family, and enjoying the little things in life. There are some exceptions to my usual stories. I also like to read Shel Silverstein poems to children. They’re funny and thought-provoking at the same time. They have also stood the test of time in their relatability to different generations....
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