Children Literature Essay

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Children’s literature is the body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced inorder to entertain and instruct young people.The fundamental goal of children’s literature is to instruct and entertain. It covers various diverse themes such as mystery, fantasy and war. Some themes are discernible to the young reader, whereas some are more likely to be understood by an adult reader. This means that children’s literature is accessible to all ages, with different pieces of information within the text becoming clearer each time it is read. After studying various children’s texts, many themes, that most, if not all books shared, were noticeably alike. However, it is the lessons that children borrow from the portrayal of adult characters…show more content…
Adulthood is also of psychological and personal development by which time it is assumed that individuals have established their identity and are well on their way to being independent, responsible, self-disciplined and purposeful. Weitzman (1972) states that: “through books, children learn about what boys and girls say and feel. They learn about what is wrong and they learn what is expected of children their age. In addition, books provide children with role models and images of what they can and should become when they grow…show more content…
This research seeks to take a closer analysis into the relationship between the representation of adulthood in various texts and the lessons that the child gets from that, that is to say, what does children literature say about the father, mother , sister, brother or the community. The research will also respond to the question, “what role do adults play and of what significance are those roles in the molding of a child’s life?” as represented in various children’s
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