3. Examine the cover of the novel. What images do you see? How do you think the images are connected to the story?
The font of the text on the front cover, and throughout the book for that matter, is in an untidy scrawl that is both important - in that it is in a bold font and is a demanding colour (either black or white) - and is informal, imperfect, personal and human - in that it is handwritten. These aspects combine to show the picture-book
Ever analyzed a picture book before? The colors, shapes, and underlying message on every inch of the page create a story. A story that makes your brain tick and contemplate what exactly you’re looking at. These things are significant to the constant development of a human being, but the specifically to a child.
Book-sharing experiences expose children to new concepts and vocabulary that they may not encounter in informal conversations. Children may use this new knowledge in their creative writing, “trying out” the words they have heard used in the books. When storybooks containing figurative language are shared and discusses, children are able to develop an understanding of the similes and metaphors.
C.S Lewis wrote an essay titled On Three Ways of Writing for Children. A highly acclaimed author of children’s fantasy books-widely known for his series The Chronicles of Narnia- Lewis goes into detail about the three ways children’s stories can be written. This essay will examine these three categories in relation to C.S Lewis’s book entitled Prince Caspian.
Initially, the cover and title page of the book both play a key role in the layout of the story. On the cover, the artistic style of the illustration looks like a cartoon and a painting. This style is very realistic because of the situation portrayed on the cover; yet playful at the same time because of its comical vibe. The cover also looks three-dimensional and the author seems to be using a straightforward perspective of art. This idea is led be true because the child, wall, and table with the fishbowl are all facing towards the reader. The title is also as large in font as the child and fish bowl are. This shows that the cover is relatively proportional in both text and pictures.
E: The book explains how children with ASD cannot think creatively, so they give the tip of having a picture to help children with ASD write a story. I really like this tip for writing because I think it would encourage the student to write, and children interpret pictures differently so all of the essays would be different.
Discuss the use of imagery in two stories of your choice. How do the various images work in a particular story to bring its subject matter into focus? Is there a central image? And how does this enhance or confuse or complicate the effect of the story?
This is a way for the students to understand what they are reading and to be able to put what they are learning from this story and from their teachers into what they will learn later on in school.
I chose to read and comment on Barbara Kiefer’s “Envisioning Experience: The Potential of Picture Books.” Kiefer’s main point in writing this essay was to get the message across that children enjoy picture books that allow them to identify and make connections with the characters or the plots, and that while reading and analyzing the pictures, they gain a better sense of aesthetics and how to interpret them.