An Analysis of How Pictures and Illustrations Complement Children’s Books

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Essay #: 072621
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An Analysis of How Pictures and Illustrations Complement Children’s Books
Introduction
The illustrations and pictures in children’s literature contribute a great deal of meaning, symbolic qualities and design elements that contribute to the overall story. It is true when an adult reads a picture book to a child, the illustrations and pictures seem to give the book “life” and creates an impression in the reader’s mind, both adult and child, that is richer than the book would be if the illustrations were not there.
Thesis Statement
This paper will examine two books, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis in relation to how the illustrations complement each book regarding character, setting and...
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.....e, and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe giving a magical, atmospheric sense to the classic science fiction tale of the Pevensie children and their adventures in Narnia. Each book represents an excellent way the illustrator creates a strong narrative through the elements of art to create a greater sense of visual literacy for the reader.
Works Cited
Giorgis, Cyndi, et al. “Children’s Books: Visual Literacy.” The Reading Teacher. 53.2. (1999): 146.
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
Nodelman, Perry. Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children’s Picture Books. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1988.
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.