Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Picture books have an important place in the lives of all children. Huck (1987) believes that illustrations in picture books can enlarge children's experiences, stretch their imaginations, and enhance their living. The illustrations of picture books can extend the text and sometimes can tell the story without the text. Kingman (1978) relates, "that children do not always recognize the beauty of these books, but early impressions do exert influence on the development of permanent tastes for children growing up. People do not forget what they experience in their early years. When people are older, they learn to look and forget, but at a young age they still pour over the illustrations of picture books gathering treasures that they store in the pockets of their mind" (p. 14).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1990 Mary M. Mescher
Mescher, Mary M., "Visual literacy extended through graphic codes in illustrations" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 2908.