In the picture book “We Were Tired of Living in a House” by Liesel Moak Skorpen the illustrations and words work together to give a complete image. In the first image the picture and the words work together to establish a degree of pathos. The images give a warm feeling summer days and the illustrator has made the children appear especially cute while the word choice is such that you get a potential feeling of nostalgia to one’s own childhood. The logos in this passage is mainly present in the superbly descriptive illustrations and his concise but effective diction. Even without the pictures one could picture exactly what the scene looked like. The word placement is reflective of how important the wording is. He needed it to describe some aspects of the imagery that would elude a picture, but the majority of the spread’s focus is on the image as it is much more effective in showing the scene than the author could be in a children’s book.
This second spread is a slightly different story. In this spread almost everything is covered by the illustration. The logos, and pathos are both represented by the image, both demonstrating the physical situation and logic of what has happened and evoking an emotional response with how each of the characters is responding to the situation. This spread furthers the original point that the author only uses the text to augment what is shown in the pictures. Where before he wanted to show a level of detail that was beyond illustration, here he simply needs to show the transition between the previous spread and this one. With the words “Until we sank” displaced and mostly out of the way the space of the spread can focus on showing each character and the setting to it’s fullest potential.