Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Advert: Study of Margaret Wise Brown

Announcing Have a Carrot: Oedipal Theory and Symbolism in Margaret Wise Brown's Runaway Bunny Trilogy, Look Again Press (Aug. 2010). E-book available in various formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/21324. Discounts for professors and students, contact: LookAgainPress@earthlink.net.

Description: A valuable resource for parents, librarians, professors and students interested in picture books, the combination of historical fact from Margaret Wise Brown's life, interdisciplinary perspectives on children's literature, and detailed analysis of the way the text and illustrations work together to convey multiple layers of meaning offers a useful framework for students preparing papers in the fields of children's literature, psychology, and pop culture, and new insights into the ways picture books communicate with children.

What Others Are Saying About Have A Carrot

�Absolutely fascinating. Ran for my copies of the �bunny books� and pored over them as I read it. Whether one accepts Freud's version of the world or not, one thing's for sure - no one who reads this book will ever look at Goodnight Moon in the same old way again.�
--- Simone Kaplan, Children�s Book Editor.

�I am very engaged by the robust inquiring eye Pearson brings to the illustrations ... It is a testimonial to the ongoing significance of these books and a reminder that risk is a huge component of literacy, even or perhaps especially in childhood."
--- Margaret Mackey, Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, at the University of Alberta.

�Extremely well written and intelligently argued ... The pictorial art is analyzed in fascinating detail.�
--- J.D. Stahl, Professor, Hollins University Graduate Program in Children's Literature.

�Brilliant on many levels, very well researched!�
--- Anne Marie Turner, MFA, Vermont College.

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