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Sociological speculations on the professions of children’s literature

Gupta, Suman (2005). Sociological speculations on the professions of children’s literature. The Lion and the Unicorn, 29(3) pp. 299–323.

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This article focuses on a largely neglected book type for small children, picture books printed on thick cardboard that show pictures of common everyday objects such as ball, an apple or a chair, but with little text than object labels. The authors propose that these books should be called early concept books since their main purpose is to support the child's acquisition of concepts by looking at pictures. After describing three outstanding examples in more detail (Mim Chindli, The First Picture Book, Erste Bilder), the article deals with visual, linguistic, and literary aspects of this book type.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0147-2593
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 2359
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
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