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The Important Books: Children's Picture Books as Art and Literature

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The children's picture book is an important form of literary-visual art. In this volume, Joseph Stanton disposes of some of the assumptions that have tended to obscure this genre's achievements. While focusing on those books that are distinguished by some degree of originality in both word and image, the author points out that the importance of picture books is not primari ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published August 18th 2005 by Scarecrow Press
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Aug 06, 2016 Cheryl marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference
I suppose I shouldn't speak to book design, but this paperback has tiny font and a bad stink (even though it came from a clean library and is mint condition) and so, even were I more interested in the text, I could not finish it.

But I would not recommend even a digital copy. I skimmed it, and it reads to me like a thesis, or maybe even only like six undergrad's final papers. Just way too 'look at me and how literary I am.' I'm sure Stanton means well, and maybe if I'd actually read it through I
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