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Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  81 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

In its seventh edition, Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature continues to be a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of children’s literature. It focuses squarely on selecting and evaluating quality literature to share with children and guiding them to appreciate and respond to that literature. This edition features

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Hardcover, Seventh Edition, 694 pages
Published June 17th 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published 1990)
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Terri Lynn
It took me a while to drag myself through this. There are many things I loved about it but then again, some other things forced me to reduce the stars I could give it.

On the one hand, this book has gorgeous illustrations from children's books throughout history and current books as well. I love children's book art! I also enjoyed reading about a wide variety of children's books and finding some interesting titles I want to read.

The downside is that essentially this book just lists one book aft
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Sarah
Apr 19, 2008 Sarah rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this for my Children's Lit class. The chapters about picture books were a bit tedious to read. I felt more like I was reading a long book listing in paragraph form than information on how to choose and evaluate books. When it started getting into more YA books, I found it more interesting to read. I really enjoyed the class and felt that the book was a good learning tool for the curriculum, but I don't know if I would have gotten as much out of reading it had I not done t ...more
Robert
This was the textbook we used in my children's literature class during my first graduate program. This gives an overview of different genres of literature. I recall enjoying the book at the time, thus the three-star rating. Looking through the book now, there's not much for me. It's quite possible that when I was a tabla rasa, anything was endeared while now seasoned, and perhaps a bit salty, there's little to be gleaned.
Cara
Sep 08, 2013 Cara rated it liked it
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Once passed the first three chapters, which was all technical information, it really became interesting. It had a lot of good information about children's books: what age children should read certain books, activities, etc. I hadn't heard of many of the books and look forward to reading them to my son.
John
Aug 11, 2010 John rated it it was ok
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This was an interesting introduction to children's literature and literary techniques. There are significant portions of the book that are simply quotes from other books and authors. While it makes for a well-rounded textbook, it makes reading very dry.
Judy Pollard
Sep 12, 2013 Judy Pollard rated it it was ok
I had to read this for a children's media class & found it to be written like a report/term paper. Boring and not much in the way of new information. I did well in the class but am so glad I didn't buy this book.
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