Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is the American author of many popular children’s books. As an author, poet, cartoonist, and political activist, Geisel is considered to be extraordinary in the world of children’s writings. Born in 1904, on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts is where he developed the aspiration to create such whimsical rhymes. Through the gift of his compelling imagination and amusing language, Dr. Seuss encourages young children to relish and enjoy reading at a young age. By way of word selection, vivid illustrations, and rhyme Seuss is not only able to excite the reader, but he also leaves them with an unforgettable intellectual message.
Among children this book is known but falsely known due to the interpretations of the Disney movie and children’s tale. The author’s genius and creativity was shown with its astonishing usage of creative thoughts and ideas, symbolism reflecting many traits of its time, and original plot structure. Even though it is a classic piece of literature, there is still controversy over the actual meanings and thoughts about what the author was endeavoring to convey. I had many exciting and thoughtful feelings regarding this book. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone over the age of 12 or 13.
Originally, the gothic genre is a blend of the sublime and the romantic where most classical novels like Wuthering Heights or Picture of Dorian Grey etc. have become household names. However, such popular texts like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Castle of Otranto etc. Are either religiously taught in schools, whether GCSE level or Alevel, which aspire to some students the complex and fascinating gothic genre, or for some others the gothic genre is always a fascination for avid fans. However, such popular books appeal more to people than others because one of the popular books have been turned into a popular film and this may engage them more than books.
Of the broad range of styles his work consisted, one of the most notable was the use of fantasy. In each of his poems, the Loser, Thumb Face, Warning, Squishy Touch, and Skin Stealer, Silverstein presented an illogical situation, but made it entertaining to the reader by using end rhyme, creating an amusing story, and including a vivid picture. His writing ability made his poems enjoyable for both children and adults and will continue to delight his readers for years to come. Works Cited Friday, Sely. "Biography." Shel Silverstein Collected Information.
Laurie Halse Anderson has written for all ages, but her most popular books are those written for young adults. These books include Speak, Catalyst, Prom, and Wintergirls. A common trait found in all of these books is her spectacular use of characterization. Some reviewers have criticized Catalyst and Fever 1793 for weaknesses in characterization and plotting but all of Laurie Halse Anderson's books remain highly popular with young readers, who identify with Anderson's honest portrayal of adolescence. Susan Butterworth said, “The first-person narrative voice, keen observation, and details of time and place distinguish Anderson's young adult novels” (Gale).
Magic in Children’s Literature They creativity of authors and illustrator gives books a magical touch that plays an important role in children literature. As illustrators are choosing the characters for the stories they are very careful, they take in consideration the age of children. Children books may have a magical touch in their characters, illustrations, and in their setting. The magic catches the children’s attention making the book more interesting for them to read and learn from them. Magic realism is a style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsetting image or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner (web, dictionary, com).
His literary creations are perfect examples of Romantic and Gothic literature. In them he explores the world of the human mind, including the imagination and dreams. He wants the reader to be able to fully envision the scene as if he was there in the story. A good example of this can be found in his poem “The Raven”, which was first published in 1845. Poe wrote it when he was going through some difficult times and this is reflected in the overall feeling, which is emitted from the poem.
Comparing Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon and Ruth Krauss’s A Hole is to Dig Margaret Wise Brown is an exceptional author that has written many children’s picture books. She has created a style of writing that children can relate to on each of their own level. Each book has a simple and easy structure of writing accompanied with defining illustrations. Margaret Wise Brown is not the only author that has been able to adjust her writing style to better suite different age levels for children. Another author that could fit into this category would be Ruth Krauss, author of “A Hole is to Dig,” and many more other great children’s books.
My mum particularly liked reciting them to me, whilst I began to be engrossed in the lovely pictures of my nursery rhymes book. I also enjoyed the musical atmosphere they used to create, which as time went by allowed me to easily grasp the words, allowing me to recite the rhymes for myself. As Carl Sagan quoted ‘One of the greatest gifts adults can give to their offspring and to their society is to read to children’... ... middle of paper ... ...y goes on Stephy and Callum begin to grow closer together and fall in love however the racial segregation between both of the races stands as a major problem together with the birth of their child Rose. As the story goes on Rose grew up and soon began to find out about her heritage which leads her in to more danger. Malorie Blackman is quite a creative writer, as she began to twist racial history.
The stories would come alive in my imagination as I read the words and looked at the pictures. Stories that used rhyming words and simple verses were my favorite. I loved reading storing such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Little Engine that could, and my favorite of all, the series about a family of bears, The Beresinstein Bears, I vividly remember story time with my first teacher Ms. Tables. She would read the books aloud making the characters come alive.