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How But Not What or Why (a review of Nikolajeva and Scott’s How Picturebooks Work)
Private Places on Public View: David Wiesner’s Picture Books. Despite their visual similarities, a number of David Wiesner’s picture books represent different genres. This essay explores how the picture books challenge theories of SF and fantasy, and how the books and the theories both celebrate and undermine the liberating potential of fantasy.
What Children Are or Should Be: In addition to the 80 picture books reviewed in “As Canadian as Apple Pie and Old Glory” (listed with a link here also) this essay discusses 40 more, especially in terms of the assumptions they make about their child audience