Modern and postmodern - The picture book - Forms and genres - children’s literature

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.