Children’s literature

Part II. Forms and genres

 

25. The picture book

 

Modern and postmodern

 

Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull

 

In recent times, dramatic influences such as changes in technology, globalisation and mass marketing have not only changed the way we conduct our business but have also impinged upon traditional forms of communication and sociocultural icons such as picture books. As the place of picture books in society is rethought, so they are constructed in different ways and this has impacted on the way we read and write them.