Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-288) and index.
This book presents a comprehensive, theoretically grounded model of children's understanding of picture storybooks. It is the first to focus specifically on young children. Relevant to contemporary young children with a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, this dynamic volume includes a wealth of examples of children's responses and how teachers scaffold the children's interpretation of stories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)