By Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
This quantity discusses the classy and cognitive demanding situations of recent picturebooks from diverse international locations, resembling Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, uk, and united states. The overarching factor issues the mutual dating among illustration and narration by way of the picturebooks’ multimodal personality. furthermore, this quantity comprises the most traces of dialogue and methods to picturebooks through overseas major researchers within the box. themes lined are the impression of paratexts and interpictorial allusions, the connection among artists’ books, crossover picturebooks, and picturebooks for adults, the narrative defiance of wordless picturebooks, the illustration of feelings in photos and textual content, and the depiction of hybrid characters in picturebooks. The growth of the picturebook corpus past an Anglo-American picturebook canon opens up new horizons and highlights the diverging types and style shifts in glossy picturebooks. This tendency additionally demonstrates the effect of particular authors and illustrators at the appreciation of the picturebook style, as on the subject of Astrid Lindgren’s picturebooks and the picturebooks created by means of well known illustrators, reminiscent of Anthony Browne, Wolf Erlbruch, Stian gap, and Bruno Munari. This e-book may be the convinced contribution to modern picturebook examine for a few years to come.