Kay Vandergrift’s Notes for the Analysis of a Picture Book

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/Syllabus/pictureanalysis.html 

You have to go to her site to see the full list of suggestions (it’s quite detailed!), but to give you a taste, Kay Vandergrift suggests:

1. Read the book straight through.

2. Read only the text, ignoring the illustrations.

3. Read only the illustrations, ignoring the text.

4. Read aloud, listening to the sound of the text.

5. Read to notice where the text breaks.

6. Read to notice the illustrator’s choices.

7.Read the colors.

8. Read for the page layout.

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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