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Exploring books for children: words and pictures
Exploring books for children: words and pictures

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how images communicate meanings to the readers of children’s books

  • understand the role of cultural knowledge in making sense of images

  • understand how words and pictures can reinforce or contradict one another in a text, with interesting results

  • recognise the work of some famous illustrators for children

  • understand how the use of images in children’s books has changed over time and what it means to create books for the specific audiences of children and their carers.