Why Picture Books Are Important by Jackie French

by Dianne on November 11, 2012

Why Picture Books Are Important by Jackie French
Picture books are “twofers” – two for one. You have the story in words, and in pictures too, but never quite the same story, so it’s richer than either text or pictures alone.

But mostly, picture books are magic. In a picture book, turning every page is a new adventure. Every page is a smile.

Jackie French

About Jackie French
Jackie French is an Australian author who lives in a wild valley with the wombats she writes about. Her books (fiction, history and ecology as well as picture books) have won over 60 awards around the world and been translated into more than 390 languages. Jackie was the 2011 Australian Literacy Ambassador, ACT Children’s Ambassador, and is an Ambassador for the National Year of Reading in 2012. She is also patron of organisations to promote literacy and help children with learning difficulties (Jackie is dyslexic) as well as protecting wildlife.

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Laura Anne Miller November 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

Jackie, thanks for sharing. Also thanks for being a literacy & children’s ambassador. My husband has dyslexia-He hated school and reading because no one knew his problem. When I met him I recognized the problem. He was in his late 20s. Now he is a preacher (has to read and write every week) and is finishing his doctoral dissertation and LOVES to read and is writing a book as well. When we understand a problem we’ve begun to solve it. Picture books can help.


Catherine Johnson November 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I love ‘every page is a smile’ 🙂


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