The Picture Book Champion

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Picture Book Champion

As the new Children's Laureate he will champion children's literature in general and picture books in particular. He believes passionately that picture books are often dismissed in the scramble to push children ahead with their reading... "Although I think the Harry Potter phenomenon has been fantastic, I think that maybe children are being encouraged to read chapter books, as they sometimes call them, earlier and earlier." He believes that children, whatever their ages, should be encouraged to read both chapter books and picture books, "as we can all do". Illustrated books, he says, encourage readers to look at pictures carefully, a skill that they can apply to observing the world.

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