Ow does the postmodern picture book set out to capture both the adult and the child readers interest?
You could discuss which characteristics of a picturebook might invite the description of postmodern to be applied to it, drawing on a few examples. You could explore how the elements of a picture book, including text, images and paratext, combine to create meaning for the child and adult reader. Is it possible to identify any elements as seemingly designed to appeal to a particular age group?
Please use the following in your bibliography and use as many as possible when referencing and for examples.
Beckett, S. (2001) Paradoic PLay with Paintings in Picture Books in Lennox Keyser, E. and Pfeiffer, J. (eds) Childrens Literature, 29. London. Yale University Press, pp 175-195
Browne, A. (1999 [1998[) Voices in the Park. London: Picture Corgi.
Goldstone, B (2009) Postmodern Experiments in Maybin, J and Watson, N.J. (eds) CHildrens Literature: Approaches and Territories. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 320-29
Goodman, S. (2009) Block 5: words and Pictures in Maybin, J and Watson, N.J. (eds) Childrens Literature. Milton Keynes, THe Open University pp. 205-250.
Grenby, M. (2009) Childrens Literatrue: Aprroaches and Territories. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillian pp.296-299.
Mackey, M. 92009) Peter Rabbit: Potters Story in Montgomery. H and Watson, N.J. (eds) Childrens Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillian pp. 87-95
Moebius, W. (2009) Picturebook Codes In Maybin, J and Watson, N.J. (eds) Childrens Loterature: Approaches and Territories. Basingstoke, Plagrave MacMillian. pp.311-320.
Potter, B. (2002 ) Peter Rabbit. London Penguin.
Scott, C. (2009) Perspective and Point of view in the Tale of Peter Rabbit in Montgomery H. and Watson, N.J. (eds) Childrens Literature: classic Taexts and Contemporary Trends, Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillian pp.100-113.
Whalley, J. (2009) Taxts and Pictures: A history in Maybin J. and Watson, N.J. (eds) Childrens Literature: Approaches and Territores. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillian, pp299-310.
Please note that it is very important to meet the essay and marking criteria that all or nearly all the information for the essay comes from the above sorces as well as independent research. Thank you.
Please use the harvard method when referencing.