Picturebooks are a valuable resource in our lives and speak to us in unique ways. They offer us beautiful and enriching stories from all over the world. This book explores how picturebooks can enhance teaching contexts, especially in the exploration of life skills, sustainable development and democracy & citizenship.
Furthermore, the author provides an introduction to the theoretical fields of picturebook research. There are chapters on aesthetic methods and magic & play as well as on the relationship between pictures and words.
The book presents a wide selection of picturebooks along with practical teaching ideas. Picturebooks in the classroom can serve as a rich source of inspiration for both students and teachers in their studies and work.
Hilde Tørnby is associate professor at Oslo Metropolitan University