Picture books their story elements and quality characteristics
Quality characteristics of picture books
- Illustrations extend and or support the written text (setting, plot, characterization, theme, tone, mood, style).
- Illustrations are related to the purpose of the piece.
- Illustrations are clear and easily distinguishable, if applicable.
- Illustrations are free from bias and stereotypes, as applicable.
Resource for the elements of visual arts
- The reader can understand and interpret the text and illustrations.
- Pictures relate to the characters, plot, setting, style, and tone.
- Illustrations are appropriate for the audience.
- Theme is appropriate for the audience.
- The reader can have a significant transaction with the story or piece of literature.
- Does the text supports the story without the pictures?
- Do the pictures tell a story without the text?
Picture book evaluation check sheet
Reason or Explanation
|Did the Illustration enhance the text?||
|Was the book appropriate for the theme?|
|Was the style of the visual images appropriate for the theme?|
|Was the language or structure appropriate for the theme and style?|
|Was the way the characters visually represented appropriate and believable?|
|Would you share it or recommend it?|
|Are the illustrations artistically attractive?|
|Do the illustrations add to the text?|
|Did the illustrations help or hinder the visualization of the story?|
|Were the illustrations more important or the text?|
|Did the illustrations match your emotional reactions?|
|Did the author satisfy a sense of completed story?|
|Did the tesxt and illustrrations do the story justice or did it trivialize it?|
|(add other criteria to rate as desired)|