Picture story books and starting school

Susan Dockett, Bob Perry, Diana Whitton

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    Abstract

    This paper reports an investigation of children's picture storybooks about school. Previous research has indicated that parents and educators choose to read books about school to children as a way of helping children become familiar with school expectations. Drawing on over 100 children's picture storybooks, the content (text and illustrations) of these books has been analysed according to categories established through the Starting School Research Project, enabling a comparison of the issues raised by children and the issues addressed in picture storybooks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)835-848
    Number of pages14
    JournalEarly Child Development and Care
    Volume176
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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