At a recent panel discussion, Genevieve Hart, chair of IBBY SA described books for children as being: ‘Windows to look out at the world, and also windows to look back in.’
The quote comes from a fascinating (and very fast!) TED Talk by Scott McCloud:
His talk refers more to animation than to children’s books, but the point remains. When children read, they can look out of a window – but thay can also look back in, and see themselves.
With thanks to Genevieve Hart.
Note: Anyone who sighs inwardly when faced with yet another Powerpoint presentation, should take a look at this virtuoso performance!