Postmodern Picturebooks

Postmodern Picturebooks

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Over the past 15 years, there has been a pronounced trend toward a particular type of picturebook that many would label qpostmodern.q Postmodern picturebooks have stretched our conventional notion of what constitutes a picturebook, as well as what it means to be an engaged reader of these texts. The international researchers and scholars included in this compelling collection of work critically examine and discuss postmodern picturebooks, and reflect upon their unique contributions to both the field of childrena€™s literature and to the development of new literacies for child, adolescent, and adult readers.In this chapter, I analyze the responses of a first-grade class (six-year-olds) to a one-time reading of David Wiesnera#39;s brilliant postmodern version of The Three Pigs. By doing so, I will demonstrate that young children can rise to the challenge ofanbsp;...

Title:Postmodern Picturebooks
Author:Lawrence R. Sipe, Sylvia Pantaleo
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-04-26


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