Hildrens Literature instruction through delight
Discuss what I think are the particular features of childrens book in terms of themes, characters and plots. Discuss why I beleieve theses to be childrens themes, and how they are used or rejected in Northern Lights. Does Northern Lights appear to be a childrens book after I have analysed it. If not, why not?
Discuss issue of instruction through delight. What does the phrase mean? Why is it important in understanding childrens literature? Do you think the author is trying to instruct in their book? If so, how do they do it? Comment on whether I think that books for children should attempt to instruct as well as entertain, or whether you think this is an old-fashioned view that has no meaning in contemporary childhoods