reading, literacy education, elementary education
When young children are exposed to picture books, they are building important bridges to literacy. Picture books are sometimes defined as a storybook with a dual narrative. That is, the illustrations and text work interdependently, the integration of the visual and the verbal tell the story. The illustrations add a new dimension that extends beyond the words on the page; together, the text and pictures make the story stronger. A well crafted picture book is a feast for the eyes of a young child. The illustrations awaken and develop the child’s visual, mental, and verbal imagination.
Skillings, Mary Jo
"The Power of Visuals: Picture Books as Invitations to Literacy,"
Wisdom in Education: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/wie/vol2/iss1/6