Picture Book Criteria

What is the purpose of the book? the purpose of a book is the storyline, structures of the book , images, they all collide together to making a great plot of the books storyline.

 Who is the audience? The audience will be for Adults ,Kids and teenagers ages for whoever the book is implied to and it will depend on the parent, guardian or reader ‘reading’ to a kid if the book is interesting enough to read by themselves or with others or just plain itimmerdating towards the readers I.Q.

 What type of text structure is needed? Simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence.

Is there a moral to the story or not, what is the storyline? Ddepends on what type of picture book or book it is and the storyline is interesting.

Structures needed for a proper picture book?

  1. There must be substance and depth
  2. Type of Gene (horror, comedy, war, drama, ETC.)
  3. Interesting messages
  4. At least two-three characters when making a book grab a viewer with more variety
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Oliver Tiptoed Down The Hallway?

He’s heart was pounding hard in his chest rapidly while going quietly down the stairs, moving slowly towards the bottom floor making sure that no old floorboard on the stairs would squeak that could make his cover blown. Oliver was being hunted down in his own house, he had just moved in and only wanted to figure out what he done to deserved this? trying to move quietly and think while people might be among him soon, Oliver had reached the bottom floor and looked around. nothing but dark and dusty air all around him, a few pictures hanging on the walls that wern’t the best photo’s of himself and his family but anyway, oliver found two doors. One was the frount door which hasn’t been touched by the intruders.

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Harry Highpants. Picture Book Analysist

Audience:

  1. Whom is the author trying to reach with this text? (Consider gender, age, social and economic background, cultural and ethnic background, education, political, social and moral interests.) Provide examples from the text to support your answer.

  1.A) The author is aiming for children from 6+ and up for any age and any gender, parents can enjoy reading this book. The book is about a town were people wear the pants high, low, very low or even in-between a guy called Harry Highpants wears his pants way high and will not get told by anyone how to wear his pants. But unfortunately Roy bland protest that the town should only wear their pants at normal height and it’s up to the townsfolk and Harry Highpants to save the day.

Purpose:

  1. What message / theme did you take from the book? Explain.
  2. How did the book make you feel and what did it make you think about? Explain.

1.A) Harry Highpants fights for his freedom and diversity and question’s whats Roy’s theory of breaking the law. E.G. “Harry Highpants explores the ideas of freedom and diversity” meaning his rights as a normal person then com paired to Roy Bland who dresses like a politic and pretends that he can control others because he thinks that he is a “big man of society”

2.A) The book shows how you need to stand up for your rights and when in doubt question what you bosses motives are or what your Mum and Dad thinks whats best for you. In other words you need to stand up for yours rights, make your voice and actions noticed/heard or you’ll live in the shadows.

Text – provide page number (s) and stage of the plot for each of the following

  1. Identify how the text is organised in the book? Discuss sentence structures, use of short paragraphs, patterns, repeating phrases …
  2. Identify three different areas in the text where a literary tool has been employed. For each example you identify, state the type of literary tool that is used and how the employment of the tool helps support the story – create an image. (Commonly used literary tools are rhythm, alliteration, repetition, refrains, onomatopoeia, simile, personification, rhyme, and imagery.)
  3. Identify how dialogue is used to support the character, the message, the story? What form is used (indirect or direct)?
  4. Identify what form of language has been used (formal or informal)? Provide an example from the book and explain how the language has been used to influence reader’s opinions.

1.A) The text sounds like a

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Where The Wild Things Are. Picture Book Analysis

Audience:

  1. Whom is the author trying to reach with this text? (Consider gender, age, social and economic background, cultural and ethnic background, education, political, social and moral interests.) Provide examples from the text to support your answer. 1.A)  This book is mainly for children from 2 to 8 with a high imagination but can be for anyone for any age because of its story imaginative storyline, the story’s moral and creative artwork, the design of the pictures growing bigger and bigger after each page and how the storyline can keep the children  from getting bored. Adult can even read the book to themself.

Purpose: 

  1. What message / theme did you take from the book? Explain.1.A) This message is about parental love. Max threatens to eat up his parents and then gets sent up to his room without any supper but as he is in his room Max uses his imagination and a jungle starts appearing and the monsters come out. This book shows what a childs wonderful imagination can brew up. Little kids still have an imagination and need to be treated like a kid because they don’t have a mind like a adult or a ‘rocket science’, they only care about mainly having fun so for them to have fun
  2. How did the book make you feel and what did it make you think about? Explain.

Text:

  1. Identify how the text is organised in the book? Discuss sentence structures, use of short paragraphs, patterns, repeating phrases. 1.A) There is not many words in this book but  just short sentences, but the words are not what has capture readers for over 50 years but the story and illustrations, the pictures grow bigger and bigger with every turn of the page untill the page is completely covered the page and goes back to a small picture, that have some of Maurice Sendak (the Author) last lines saying.
  2. Identify three different areas in the text where a literary tool has been employed. For each example you identify, state the type of literary tool that is used and how the employment of the tool helps support the story – create an image. (Commonly used literary tools are rhythm, alliteration, repetition, refrains, onomatopoeia, simile, personification, rhyme, and imagery.) 2.A) Max is clouded by his anger so he goes to his dreams and everything is about him and he has become king of monsters and they live on monster Island, after he had his fun and games that he decides to go back to reality. even though the monster protest of him leaving the island, the story is about Max going off into his imagination until he decides that he wants to be with someone who loves him and leaves his ‘fantasy land’ and back into reality.
  3. Identify how dialogue is used to support the character, the message, the story? What form is used (indirect or direct)? 3.A) The pictures show how more of supporting the character instead of the dialogue but it supports the character by expressing his’ anger and showing what his Imagination is capable of.
  4. Identify what form of language has been used (formal or informal)? Provide an example from the book and explain how the language has been used to influence reader’s opinions.4.A) A ‘informal language’ has been put into this novel because it’s a children’s book which needs the language

Illustrations

  1. Identify two or more elements from the front cover of the book and explain how they relate to the story. 1.A) The front cover shows a monster sleeping in a jungle near a river and in the river is a red (maroon red colour) boat sailing across towards the right hand side, the monster is the first monster Max sees and challenges him to  becoming leader and the boat is what he sailed the first time towards the monster island.

Characterisation:

 1. Identify two character traits of the main character that you identify or sympathize with. 1.A) His imagination puts him in another place and he finds comfort with something that only he likes or wants to hear. This is like a ‘teenager hiding behind his iPod’ but only somewhere you can think your thoughts over or anger like for example. When I’m angry I shelter toward my Xbox 360 and play a few games of “halo wars” or “Warhammer 40k Space Marine”, instead of my Ipod and after I thinked it through I came back to reality and say sorry to my mom (like Max).

2.   What was the main problem that the main character faces in the book? Explain how this problem is similar to a problem that you have faced before? 2.A) Max doesn’t understand why he is sent to his room and becomes so angry that he retreats to his fantasy, were he can become his own man. I have the same reaction most of the times but i retreat to my xbox 360 and figure out why my mum or sister is angry and when I figure out I turn off the xbox 360 and say sorry.

3.   How did the character in the book you selected solve the main conflict of the story? How would you solve the problem? 3.A) Max wants to be with someone who loves him and sets sail away from monster island and back to reality to find a nice ‘Hot meal’ back to his mum; who love him. If you asked me how I would solve it I would figure out how to over come my mum’s anger and never do it again.

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Picture Book Analyis

Aduience: This would be for kids for ages 5-10 and parents or older brother/sister that would be reading it to the little ones, Cathy Applegate and Dee Huxley team up to make are ‘all auzzie’ book based in the Dry outback were water is limited compared to a normal shower in the city. The story shows a little girl, her dog named munro and her mother and her baby sister are waiting for a storm and a big tank load of rain water.

Purpose 1: Shows Patience and hope for the clouds forming up to make a dry land turn into a sponge. “We wait and wait and wait, until we are no longer sure what we are waiting for and whether it will come”.

Purpose 2: This book The book caught my eye because of the Australian outback and its impressive artwork, Cathy Applegate has made a picture book that shows hope and patience will finally be awarded no matter how hard you try to for her first picture book it was dished out perfectly.

Illustrations: The background shows the plain blue sky followed by the orange-yellowish dry land, but the book shows another way of showing the australian outback and what customs you can expect. The colours from the book and how the pictures were made are very artistic and can catch anyones attention ( children mainly).

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Two Movies- the most weird movies i’ve ever seen!

The two movies i’ve watched ( ‘Bobs birthday’ and ‘octopus’) were from the Oscars short film awards. The films were from all around the world and they are mostly based for foreign viewers which made me (an Aussie) find that some short films very strange? the ‘Octopus’ film was about one of the octopus’s lover (a female Octopus) got taken from a man who is taking her to a chief to get eaten and it’s up to the other octopus to save the day so that they can be together again. The other movie is about Mr. Bob thinking about his life and were it’s heading.

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My love life- which rock is she hiding under?

Here’s my relationship status

Well what can I say, I haven’t had a girlfriend for a while and if I’m going to find her I hope she isn’t hiding under a rock! I don’t think I’m interested in a relationship and plus I like someone but the Problem is that she might be in the friends zone or not? I’m not quite sure and if she wants to be in a relationship I’m not sure that would be the right because I’ve seen what she does when a ‘Break up’ happens occurs and I don’t want to not be allowed to see her again I like her both ways ether if she’s my friend or my girlfriend, If I can see her at least once a week then I’m a happy teenager. Right now I’m thinking of asking her out on a date because we’ve been seeing each other allot lately and pretty soon I’m not goner see her a lot because of work and it’s better to figure out if she wants to date me or not then hiding in the dark for so long. Until then I’m a single bloke who just wants to pass school and get a nice job.

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My Document- all about me

If I had to do a document about myself it will be?

I would talk about my “life as keena hicks” and how my life is invaded by cute but deadly little brother Jackson and very enthusiastic, smart and sometimes careless sister Afaisa. I must cope with them each year and year and every year I survive shows how much of a fighter I am, the only question is; how long will I survive if they keep asking to use my x-box360. I mean sure you think that it is no big deal but as it is my only way to talk to my friends and get away from the ‘terrible two’, I love them. REALLY I DO!! But living with them and shearing stuff can be frustrating when there are two mixed opinions on who’s right and who’s wrong. In the end mum sends both me and my sister/brother into our rooms making me look like a child when I was trying to explain the situation, but I guess mum’s right to put me into a room just like the saying goes ‘ the mum is always right’ and maybe one day there might not be anymore fighting……..NOT!!

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Who am I? Why and were am I in Society?

Firstly I don’t know who I am and I’m not sure where I fit in into society and to be honest….. I don’t care what you think! What I can tell you is that I’m finding my place in life and trying to know who I am. right now I can’t tell you because I haven’t done anything amazing to God or Obama or whatever; right now I can tell that I was born in Australia my parents split up over one little fight at the age of 5. After that incident I moved to Darwin (A.k.A. the Devils spa and Heater) because of my mother. now i don’t hate my parents I love them and now every things all right with my parents right now to this point but i haven’t done everything or anything to become someone in a high place of society. so until then… Mi names Keena Hicks i’m 16 yrs old, i talk my mind about my anything, love hanging out with friends and most importantly……

……I’M A GAMER!!!!

 

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ANZAC is it worth going on the parade?

 my opinion is that people should attend if they feel like attending a ANZAC parade to pay their respects, but some people that experienced or were bystanders don’t have to go because some just want to forget what happened on those dreadful years sure they want people to remember what they did for their country. But they won’t want to remember the worst years of there lives. so is it worth going on the parade? 

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