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The existence of picture books is able to bring the effect of children realizing that the book was actually created for them.
Illustrations of children in picture books, for example, depicted from various races, genders, classes, religions, to the diversity of places in the world, bring the effect of the child who sees it able to feel close to the illustration because of the diversity.
But not only to 'picture books for all children'
One of the other exaggerations of picture books is that it makes it easier for children to be aware of stories.
Children who have not been able to read are able to realize the sequence of stories comes from illustrations in picture books.
An example as reported is from the nytimes.com in the children's book "Goodnight Moon".
They realized how the rat got into the bedroom through the illustrations presented.
So included with the details of the illustrations in the children's book "In the Night Kitchen".
With illustrations in picture books, the child is able to "read" even though he has not been able to read letters.
Through their imagination, they were able to enjoy the story in the book derived from the sequence created by the illustration.
That's why sometimes when children ask us not to rush to turn the page when we read the story book to them, or turn the page at first to observe more in the illustrations in the picture book while we read it.
That includes the reason why they don't get tired of reading the same picture book over and over again.
From picture books, children are able to learn to read in detail through illustrations.
Teachers refer to picture books as "Visual Literacy".
"Visual Literacy" is not only limited to reading images, but includes conscious communication and including the relationships in the book.