Hildrens Literature Picture Books John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat

ESSAY  JOHN BROWN, ROSE AND THE MIDNIGHT CAT

Word Length: 650 to 700 words

Topic: Children s Literature  John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat
Story by Jenny Wagner
Pictures by Ron Brooks

Question: John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat
1 (one) double-page spread:
From:  One night the midnight cat jumped up at the window &
to   No, I won t let him in. 

Write a detailed, close analysis of the double-page spread from the picture book  John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat. . You should concentrate on the visual language (style, visual elements), the verbal language, and the interaction of the two. You should notice any formal qualities of the  telling of the story, and how the narrative conveys its themes, or other values or emotions.

You may VERY BRIEFLY relate the chosen pages/openings to the book as a whole, and comment on its similarities to or differences from the work in general, but avoid merely retelling the story. Make sure that close examination of the set pages, rather than generalizations about the book as a whole, or about the author, forms the major part and major focus of your answer.

Required Reading (PDF Supplied):

John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat
1 (one) double-page spread:
From:  One night the midnight cat jumped up at the window &
to   No, I won t let him in. 

Readings Supplied (Abbreviated): I have supplied several readings to assist with the critical analysis of picture books.

William Mobius,  Introduction to Picture Book Codes
Jane Doonan,  Close Looking in General
Perry Nodleman,  The Depiction of Action

Note: Please avoid approaching this as a research task, citing other critics opinions, unless absolutely necessary.