Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Other Children's Books

After formal analysis of the book 'Granpa', I decided to look at other children's books such as 'A heart in a bottle', 'I want my potty' and 'We're going on a bear hunt'. 'A heart in a bottle' had a very simple structure, with a many pages with a background picture setting the scene and short sentences to assist the pictures in portraying the story. The vastness of the background settings, allow for imagination and exploration for children reading, because the pictures are very open yet basic. Also, the writing used on the title page connotes a child's handwriting, with texture of the font almost crayon like, again suggesting that the story will have a child at the centre of it. The book 'I want my potty' has a playful feel with the book written from the child's point of view, as if it is told through speech and pictures, without any other words. The repetition of the words 'I want' creates a rhythm, which is fun for children as they can predict the story and read along, using the pictures to help. Many children's books have a rhythm, or use repitition to create a fun, dynamic story that children can join in with, which lead to me to analyse the book 'We're going on a bear hunt', which is reknowned for its pattern and repititon of speech. Children can become engaged in a book much easier if it is interactive with a rhythmic pattern to the text, because it allows them to join rather than just read the words.

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