Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:00pm


In a world of rapid digital change, the picture book is a powerful reminder of why traditional bookmaking matters. There’s something important in a book’s very physicality and the way it brings together adults and children in a shared reading experience.

This webinar teaches proper picture-book terminology and will help you become comfortable discussing a book’s visual elements such as trim size, orientation, jacket, cover, and endpapers as you come to understand how these components enhance, underscore, and otherwise interact with the text. You’ll discover an exciting, interactive new alternative to traditional storytime that invites children to become active participants: The Whole Book Approach.

Megan Dowd Lambert began laying the foundation for the Whole Book Approach when she was working for the education department of the Eric Carle Museum and earning her graduate degree in children’s literature from Simmons College. Several years—and about twenty-five thousand students and three thousand professionals—later, Megan is ready to share her groundbreaking technique for reading picture books with young children.

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