When imparting a lesson, there’s a fine line between sharing knowledge and sounding didactic.
But when it’s done right, a lesson imparted via picture book is nothing short of art. It combines our most noble goals as lovers of children’s books: the desire to help kids grow up to be their best selves and the desire to entertain their incredible imaginations. Here are three recent picture books that seamlessly combine those goals, teaching an important lesson (or two!) while entertaining children and adults alike.
Let These Be a Lesson: Three recent picture books that seamlessly combine education and entertainment
Gemma Merino, Anthony Browne, and Lauren Castillo artfully bring together entertainment and education in their books, providing all the rest of us a refresher course on how it’s done.
Characters Who Roar:
characters who make things happen, rather than having things happen to them. characters with power in their lives, even in situations they can’t externally change.