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Textbook Notes - Children's Literature Midterm 2 Textbook Notes Chapter 5 Picture Books Definition and Description o Picture Books profusely

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Children’s Literature: Midterm 2 Textbook Notes Chapter 5: Picture Books Definition and Description     o Picture Books : profusely illustrated books in which both words and illustrations  contribute to the story’s meaning.  Story would be diminished, and in some cases confusing, without illustrations o Illustrated Books : Books with occasional illustrations that serve to break up or  decorate text, add interest, or depict isolated incidents  Said to be incidental or nonessential to the content  Evaluation and Selection of Picture Books     o Criteria that will help identify best picture books The ideas in picture books should be original or presented in an original way Should avoid racial, ethnic, or sexual stereotyping in text and illustrations  Language and writing style should be rich and varied but not so complicated  Avoid books with overly sentimental and trite language  Illustrations should be appropriate in complexity to the age of the intended  audience Prefer color in illustrations, but color is not essential in picture book  illustrations  Illustrations must be large enough to be seen from a distance  Book should offer something to both listener and reader and promote  interactive discussion between them The amount of text on the pages of a picture book determines how long it will  take to read the book aloud or for a child to read the book to himself  Visual Elements     : basic elements with which artists and illustrators work o Line : the stroke marks that form part of a picture and often define its outlines  Defines the object within the picture o Color : observed for its hue, lightness, and saturation Predominant COOL colors: blues, greens, and gray-violets Predominant WARM colors: reds, oranges, and yellows Colors used must first complement the text o Shape :  the spatial forms of a picture which is produced by areas of color and by  lines joining and intersecting to suggest outlines of forms o Texture : the tactile surface characteristics of pictured objects 
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The impression of how a pictured object feels in its texture o Composition : the arrangement of the visual elements within a picture and the way in  which these visual elements relate one to the other and combine to make the picture  Artistic Styles      o Realistic Art : represents natural forms and provides accurate representations  without idealization o Impressionistic Art : depicts natural appearances of objects by rendering fleeting  visual impressions with an emphasis of light o Expressionistic Art : communicates an inner feeling or vision by distorting external 
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Textbook Notes - Children's Literature Midterm 2 Textbook Notes Chapter 5 Picture Books Definition and Description o Picture Books profusely

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