Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University Welcome to our academic website which gives teachers, librarians, parents, and students a place for designing literature-based thematic units for all subjects. Our site offers you: abstracts of over 5000 children's picture books; search capabilities for over 950 keywords, including topics, concepts, and skills which describe each book; weblinks for keywords so you can integrate your up-to-date content knowledge with our picture book resources. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Young Walter is a careless boy who tosses rubbish on the grass, thinks recycling is a waste of time, and mocks his neighbor, Rose, for her delight in the tree she has just received for her birthday. Walter longs to live in the future, which he imagines to be full of robots, tiny personal planes, and machines that make life easier.
I’ve been fascinated with postmodern picture books ever since I took a course in children’s books back in college. Since then I’ve been building up my collection of po-mo picture books, and I’ve now got over 20 of them, mostly from rummaging through bargain bins. I love how po-mo picture books challenge the reader to look at things in a different way, offering an enjoyable experience to both the young reader, the parent reading to the child, and even an older reader randomly picking up the book and flicking through the pages. The multiplicity of meanings also encourages creativity and imagination in constructing the meaning of the text or illustrations, as well as the interest to reread a book.
Here is an assortment of questions, essays, guides, links, and even a short story that will hopefully enlighten and inspire, or at least help you along the way. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions A collection of frequently asked questions and answers I receive from visitors through e-mail. Please read these before sending your questions to me. SurLaLune frequently receives inquiries about specific topics in connection with fairy tales. The following pages list the most frequently recommended sources for researching the topics by theme as well as links to archived discussions on the SurLaLune Discussion Board . FAQ: Children and Fairy Tales