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A Study of Picture Book Storytelling With Focus on Mr. Rabbit and The Lovely Present

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2015, (59), pp.189-223
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : October 7, 2015
  • Accepted : October 26, 2015

Sunhee Ra 1

1성균관대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

A picture book refers to a book format combining visual and verbal narratives. A picture book may be written either by a single author in charge of both pictures and writing or by an author-illustrator team. In the case of jointly producing a picture book by an author and an illustrator, the collaboration of the two creators is necessary. The two should coordinate their own voice for the whole aesthetic value of the picture book. This process of collaboration is not easy to verify as it is inferred from the relationship between the pictures and the words in a picture book. This study has examined the dynamic process of picture book storytelling manifested in Mr. Rabbit and The Lovely Present – an outcome of an author and an illustrator. For this, we have analyzed the process of picture book storytelling by examining the verbal text and the visual one separately. The results of this study were as follows: In Mr. Rabbit and The Lovely Present, the written text was created based on monotonous repetitions with minor changes, which is possibly attested to the limitation of a verbal text as a vehicle of narrative. But the study has discovered that such a characteristic can rather be interpreted as a necessary step to promote the potential of the visual text. In other words, if a text – verbal or visual – has relative deficiency to the other text in a picture book, the limit may function as a significant strategy for the opposite text and, furthermore the whole text from the perspective of dynamic interaction between the two.

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