Decline of the picture book | Economist.com

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Picture Book Decline

...most picture books cannot be published for British readers alone--but the international market is less welcoming than it was. Americans are favouring home-grown talent, says Wayne Winstone, who sells children's books, and eastern Europeans and Asians are developing their own distinctive styles of illustration. Michael Rosen blames the obsession with synthetic phonics for reducing children's reading horizons to badly drawn leaflets. For Jane Ray, an illustrator, a "culture of safety" among publishers has much to answer for....

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