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Wednesday, November 30

Today in class we discussed the reading you completed for Monday on the “Psychological Power of Storytelling” and talked about how good storytelling skills might serve you in your future communications. We also talked about the importance of using images … Continue reading

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Monday, November 28

I hope you all had a lovely and restful Thanksgiving Break! Today, we conducted a peer review of your picture book mock-ups, where each team had an opportunity to read a mock-up aloud and think carefully about the layout, experience, … Continue reading

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Please, Baby, Please: The Chaos and Love of Having a Baby

Please, Baby, Please is a children’s book written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lee Harris. The story follows an unruly baby who is constantly begged by the baby’s mother to behave. At the end of the story the baby begs … Continue reading

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Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish. HSTRY. 20 November 2016. This picture is of a page in The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister. I like the layout of this book. I like how it has the text incorporated into the picture in a way where … Continue reading

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The Procrastinator in us All

The picture book that I chose to analyze was “The Frog and the Toad” by Arnold Lobel. I remember reading this book as a child, but I can’t remember if it was in school or at home. The overall layout … Continue reading

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Monday, November 21

Today in class we discussed the Hintz and Tribunella chapter on Picture Books and focused specifically on 21st century picture books and the postmodern picture book. Looking at these types of books will hopefully open your minds to what is … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss: a Style that’s Remembered

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!  by Dr. Seuss is a classic, well-written story that speaks optimistically and realistically about the all that a child will do later in life. This story, like his other books, has a nice rhythm to it and … Continue reading

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Into the Garden of Mr. McGregor’s

Who wouldn’t like cute animals? Anthropomorphous animal is an eternal theme of Beatrix Potter’s picture book. Among all the fictional animal figures she created in these turning leaves, the naughty rabbit in blue jacket is no doubt one of my … Continue reading

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Pulling Strings Together: How To Make a Picture Book

What struck me most when examining the pages of “Tyron The Double Dirty Rotten Cheater” by Hans Wilhelm were the contrasts presented on every page with regard to content, layout, and characterization. For example, one page would be covered by a … Continue reading

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Creating a Picture Book to Entice all Audiences

Rosetta Stone’s “Because a Little Bug went Ka-CHOO” is very popular in the market of children’s picture books.  The book tells the story of how a small bug causes, with only a “Ka-CHOO,” a seed to fall on a worm, … Continue reading

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