Anthropomorphic Animals In Childhood Literature

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Introduction: Children literature plays an important role in childhood education. Nowadays, many parents attach great importance to education. They tell children stories not only to entertain but also to teach important life and moral lessons (Lee, Ganea, & Larsen, 2017). According to prior researchers, “Books can have a more powerful impact on a child than is sometimes imagined, and that impact can last a lifetime. Those lessons learned earliest are the most difficult to alter.” (Burke et al., 2004). Meanwhile, most of children’s literature were created by relating to anthropomorphic animals. Anthropomorphic animal involves assigning a human trait to an animal or object (Lee, Ganea, & Larsen, 2017). These stories’ plots are fantastic as well as the description is always interesting. “By using this kind of characters, a story becomes more captivating and its lessons more accessible to the young mind.” (Melson, 2001). It is necessary for us to summarize the influences of anthropomorphic animals in children’s book, which may become a guide for parents to choose appropriate children’s books for their kids.…show more content…
In this research, by meta-analysis, we will report what the prior articles’ opinions on anthropomorphic animals were and which aspect effected children. Based on whether or not anthropomorphic animals of children’s literature have positive educational significance to children, our group will divide the opinions of prior researches into three categories after reading: advantages, neutralities and disadvantages. These articles illustrated that the influences involved the aspect of prosocial behavior, natural conception, cognition of reality and so

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