Storytime isn’t the whole story…What do the children see in their picture books?
“I wanted to reflect on and value specific moments of insight, delight, wonder, puzzlement, and pleasure that have arisen from the times when I’ve met children in the pages of picture books and have really listened to what they have to say about what they see and hear.”—from the preface
Megan Dowd Lambert began laying the foundation for the Whole Book Approach when she was working for the education department of the Eric Carle Museum and earning her graduate degree in children’s literature from Simmons College. Several years—and about twenty-five thousand students and three thousand professionals—later, Megan is ready to share her groundbreaking technique for reading picture books with young children.
Chapters cover subjects like trim size and orientation, jackets and covers, endpapers, typography, and more. With examples from well-known books, discover how a picture book’s design, illustrations, and words work together to tell a story and how incorporating these elements into the reading of the story enhances a child’s learning and love of reading.
- Hardcover: 978-1-58089-662-7, November 2015
- Paperback: 9781580897914, March 3, 2020
- E-book: 978-1-60734-695-1 EPUB, 978-1-60734-563-3 PDF
Signed copies available!