$20.00 Applying Theories to Childrens Literature
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing a well-known children's book or story of your choice from the list.
• Discuss how theoretical models of childhood may be applied to children’s literature.
• Discuss the story in relation to one or more theories of child development in Ch. 2 of Literature for Children: A Short Introduction.
• Explain how that model does or does not apply to the book in question.
• Apply one or more critical approaches in Ch. 3 of Literature for Children: A Short Introduction.
• Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Below are a number of illustrated children's books that have been made into movies. Any of the combinations are approved for the Image and Text in Books and Films Learning Team assignment. Some of these books have been filmed more than once. Any adaptations are acceptable for the project, as long as the Learning Team indicates which adaptation is discussed. Other books may be acceptable with the facilitator’s permission.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll
BFG, written by Roald Dahl
Babar, written by Jean de Brunhoff
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web, written by E. B. White
Clifford the Big Red Dog, written by Norman Bridwell
Curious George, written by H. A. Rey
Harold and the Purple Crayon, written by Crockett Johnson
James and the Giant Peach, written by Roald Dahl
Jumanji, written by Chris Van Allsburg
Lon Po Po, written by Ed Young
Madeline, written by Ludwig Bemelmans
Make Way for Ducklings, written by Robert McCloskey
Owl Moon, written by Jane Yolen
Peter Pan, written by J.M. Barrie
Pippi Longstocking, written by Astrid Lindgren
Shrek!, written by William Steig
The Iron Man, written by Ted Hughes: (The Iron Giant is the book’s film adaptation)
The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Polar Express, written by Chris Van Allsburg
Various books by Beatrix Potter
Various books by Dr. Seuss, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas