The importance of illustrations in picture books – a guest post by Emma Middleton – Readilearn

SCBWI success story, Emma Middleton​ takes a moment to illustrate the importance of pictures in picture books! #illustratorinterview #illustration #kidslit #picturebooks #readilearn #teachingresources Norah Colvin​ #thefixitman #NickyJohston

Norah Colvin

This week I have great pleasure in introducing you to Emma Middleton who is here to discuss illustrations in picture books as tools for analysis, enjoyment and interpretation.

Emma is a picture book author, illustrator, children’s performer and former ballerina who lives near Noosa, Queensland. After a career in performing arts, during which time she danced for the Vienna Ballet, she returned to Australia to direct and teach at The Brighton Dance Academy.

Emma retired from teaching dance to follow her passion for picture books by creating stories that will enhance a child’s sense of wonder, delight and unlimited possibility. Emma is the author of companion picture books The Lion in our Living Room and The Bear in our Backyard.

Welcome to readilearn, Emma. Over to you.

Illustrations in picture books can be an excellent tool for developing children’s analytical and interpretative skills, as well as enhancing their enjoyment…

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