By Bette DeBruyne Ammon, Gale W. Sherman
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Window (Greenwillow, 1991). Viewing the area beyond his bedroom window, a boy watches "progress" in action as the lush vegetation of the land changes to a crowded urban area with high-rise buildings, billboards, and litter. Note. ArtCollage; Australia; Ecology; Environmental Action Baker's note includes statistics concerning humanity's impact on the environment and presents a challenge to readers. " This book is a catalyst to use in beginning student discussion on the global aspects of humans' impact on the environment.
By David Cunningham (Whitman, 1992). With his grandson's help, Gramps (depicted in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease) starts a Memory Box. He hopes it will help his family deal with the disease and keep alive the memories of the times he has shared with them. Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Families; Grandparents; Memory; Old Age; Social IssuesAging The Memory Box is reminiscent of Mem Fox's Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Kane-Miller, 1989). Both main characters are boys who participate in collecting memorabilia for friends who are losing, or have lost, their memories.
Some picture books are created specifically to deal with difficult subjects or complicated issues. More often than not, these books are designed and intended for an older audience. A. riots and their effect on a young boy and his mother who learn the value of getting along with others in their riot-torn neighborhood (entry 93). In his acceptance speech Diaz said he "felt the book could have a positive effect and help erode barriers of prejudice and intolerance. " Because this book dealt with such a serious theme, many critics took the Caldecott Committee to task.
Worth a thousand words: an annotated guide to picture books for older readers by Bette DeBruyne Ammon, Gale W. Sherman