Why Picture Books Are Important by Anastasia Suen

by Dianne on November 24, 2011

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen

Why Picture Books Are Important
Picture books are important because they allow a child to hold a world in his hands. The child is in charge of this world, unlike the rest of his life. He can read the book quickly or slowly. He can make the story his own and retell it any way he likes. With a picture book, the child becomes a co-creator. This is how dreams are born and leaders are grown. It all starts with a picture book.

-Anastasia Suen

Anastasia Suen

About Anastasia Suen
Anastasia Suen is the author of 133 books for children and adults, a Booklist columnist, a literacy blogger, and a children’s literature consultant who has taught kindergarten to college.

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Kerry Aradhya November 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thanks, Anastasia. Very powerful words. I’m so thankful for picture books!!


Joanna November 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Great thoughts. I hadn’t thought about the control we are giving a child in giving him a picture book. Wouldn’t it be cool to know what some great leaders read when tiny, like Churchill or Eleanor Roosevelt?


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