By Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

This quantity discusses the cultured and cognitive demanding situations of contemporary picturebooks from varied nations, similar to Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, uk, and united states. The overarching factor matters the mutual courting among illustration and narration through the picturebooks’ multimodal personality. in addition, this quantity contains the most traces of dialogue and techniques to picturebooks through overseas best researchers within the box. themes lined are the effect of paratexts and interpictorial allusions, the connection among artists’ books, crossover picturebooks, and picturebooks for adults, the narrative defiance of wordless picturebooks, the illustration of feelings in photos and textual content, and the depiction of hybrid characters in picturebooks. The growth of the picturebook corpus past an Anglo-American picturebook canon opens up new horizons and highlights the diverging kinds and style shifts in sleek picturebooks. This tendency additionally demonstrates the impression of particular authors and illustrators at the appreciation of the picturebook style, as with regards to Astrid Lindgren’s picturebooks and the picturebooks created by way of well known illustrators, corresponding to Anthony Browne, Wolf Erlbruch, Stian gap, and Bruno Munari. This booklet stands out as the convinced contribution to modern picturebook learn for a few years to come.

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