Tiny Owl has been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists:
‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’
Below you will find more answers:
Picture books are for EVERYONE!
Picture books are for EVERYONE! I weep with dismay when I hear “grown-ups” ushering little ones away from picture books because they are too big for them.
- The Book Sniffer introduces itself as: ‘A blog for the unashamed book sniffing community.’
A picture book is a charming and unique art form
I personally feel the 32 page picture book is a charming and unique art form which I esteem as highly as the Shakespearean sonnet or the perfect two minute popular song. A great, or even a fairly good one, should be a delight to read (and look at) again and again, without one tiring of it. I would hope that any reasonably intelligent and liberal minded person might vaguely agree with me. The saddest thing would be a child of, say, nine or ten feeling (or even worse, being told) that picture books are for little kiddies only, and that they should move on to more “advanced” books.
More responses via Whatever their age, the audience can take something away from a picture book.