Talking Beyond the Page shows how different kinds of picturebooks can be used with children of all ages and highlights the positive educational gains to be made from reading, sharing, talking and writing about picturebooks.
With contributions from some of the world's leading experts, chapters in this book consider how:
Talking beyond the Page also includes an exclusive interview with Anthony Browne who shares thoughts about his work as an author illustrator.
This inspiring and thought provoking book is essential reading for teachers, student teachers, literacy consultants, academics interested in picturebook research and those organising and teaching on teacher education courses in children’s literature and literacy.
"[T]he analysis of each book is sophisticated and insightful. Each chapter's bibliographies are extensive and helpful. The interview with author/illustrator Anthony Browne adds another useful dimension to an excellent study. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, February 2010
Foreword by David Lewis
Notes on Contributors
Children’s Thoughts About Picturebooks
Introduction: It isn’t enough to just read a book one must talk about it as well, Janet Evans
Part One: What to respond to? Attending to aspects of picturebooks
1. Understanding Visual Images in Picturebooks, Frank Serafini
2. Developing New Literacies: Responding to picturebooks in multiliterate ways. Michèle Anstey and Geoff Bull
3. Exploring Children's Responses to the Postmodern Picturebook, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Sylvia Pantaleo
4. Picturebook Endpapers: Resources for Literary and Aesthetic Interpretation, Lawrence Sipe & Caroline E. McGuire
5. Making and breaking frames: crossing the borders of expectation in picturebooks, Vivienne Smith
Part Two: Different Texts, Different Responses
6. Reading The Visual: Creative and Aesthetic Responses To Picturebooks and Fine Art, Janet Evans
7. Thinking in Action: Analysing children’s multimodal responses to multimodal picturebooks, Morag Styles & Kate Noble
8. Sharing visual experiences of a new culture: Immigrant children’s responses to picturebooks and other visual texts, Evelyn Arizpe
9. Developing understanding of narrative, empathy and inference through picturebooks, Prue Goodwin
Part Three: Thoughts from an Author Illustrator
10. A Master in his Time: Anthony Browne shares thoughts about his work, Anthony Browne in interview with Janet Evans