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Children's Favorite Picture Storybooks [microform] : An Analysis of Structure and Reading Preferences / Richard F. Abrahamson
Bib ID 5370836
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Abrahamson, Richard F
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
14 p. 
Summary

Fifty picture storybooks found on the 1979 Classroom Choices list (a compilation of children's favorite titles) were analyzed to find out what structural characteristics children preferred. A taxonomy developed by Gayle Palmer and Jadzia Nakonechny was used to categorize the books. The analysis reveals the following children's preferences: books in which main characters confront a problem and seek a solution; plots that are episodic, revealing the stories incident by incident; plots that focus on characters with different points of view or characters who experience the same thing in contrasting ways; fantasy as the preferred genre, followed by realistic fiction and folktales; books that give animals human qualities; books that contain humorous characters and situations; and books by Tomie De Paola, who has had more books on the Classroom Choices list during 1978 and 1979 than any other author/illustrator. (RL)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Books.  |  Childhood Attitudes.  |  Childrens Literature.  |  Content Analysis.  |  Picture Books.  |  Reading Habits.  |  Reading Interests.  |  Reading Material Selection.  |  Reading Materials.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Houston Univ., TX. Coll. of Education
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