Children's Literature in Education

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 97–108 | Cite as

How Picture Books Work: A Semiotically Framed Theory of Text-Picture Relationships

  • Lawrence R. Sipe


Social Psychology Picture Book Frame Theory Book Work 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Cech, J., “Remembering Caldecott: ‘The Three Jovial Huntsmen’ and the art of the picturebook,” The Lion and the Unicorn, 1983–84, 7/8, 110–119.Google Scholar
  2. Doonan, J., Looking at Pictures in Picturebooks. Stroud., Glos: The Thimble Press, 1993.Google Scholar
  3. Gibson, J., The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.Google Scholar
  4. Golden, J., The Narrative Symbol in Children's Literature. New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990.Google Scholar
  5. Iser, W., A Theory of Aesthetic Response. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Jakobsen, R., “On the relation between visual and auditory signs,” Selected Writings II: Word and Language. The Hague: Mouton, 1971.Google Scholar
  7. Lemke, J. L., “Multiplying meaning: Literacy in a multimedia world,” National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC, December 1993.Google Scholar
  8. Lessing, G. E., Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry, E. A. McCormick, trans. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Lewis, C. S., On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.Google Scholar
  10. Lewis, D., “Going along with Mr. Gumpy: Polysystemy and play in the modern picture book,” Signal, 1996, 80, 105–119.Google Scholar
  11. Massey I., “Words and images: Harmony and dissonance,” Georgia Review, 1980, 34, 375–395.Google Scholar
  12. Meek, M., “What counts as evidence in theories of children's literature,” in Children's Literature: The Development of Criticism, P. Hunt, ed. New York: Routledge, 1992.Google Scholar
  13. Miller, J. H., Illustration. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.Google Scholar
  14. Moebius, W., “Introduction to picturebook codes,” Word & Image, 1986, 2(2), 141–158.Google Scholar
  15. Moss, E., “A certain particularity: An interview with Janet and Allen Ahlberg,” Signal, 1990, 61.Google Scholar
  16. Nodelman, P., Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1988.Google Scholar
  17. Peirce, C. S., “Logic as semiotic: The theory of signs,” in Philosophical Writings of Pierce, J. Buchler, ed., pp. 98–119. New York: Dover Press.Google Scholar
  18. Pullman, P., “Invisible pictures,” Signal, 1989, 60, 160–186.Google Scholar
  19. Sadoski, M., and Paivio, A., “A dual coding view of imagery and verbal process in reading comprehension,” in Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, 4th ed., R. Ruddell, M. Ruddell, and H. Singer, eds. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1994.Google Scholar
  20. Steiner, W., The Colors of Rhetoric. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1982.Google Scholar
  21. Steiner, W., Pictures of Romance. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988.Google Scholar
  22. Schwarcz, J., Ways of the Illustrator. Visual Communication in Children's Literature. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.Google Scholar
  23. Siegel, M., “More than words: The generative power of transmediation for learning,” Canadian Journal of Education, 1995, 20(4), 455–475.Google Scholar
  24. Suhor, C., “Towards a semiotics-based curriculum,” Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1984, 16, 247–257.Google Scholar
  25. Ward, J., and Fox, M., “A look at some outstanding illustrated books for children,” Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 1984, 9(1), 19–21.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence R. Sipe
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of educationUniversity of Pennsylvania'sUSA

Personalised recommendations