TitreBabar’s country, a land of picture books
Type de publicationArticle de colloque/conférence
Année de publication2014
AuteursNathalie Beau
Nom du colloqueIFLA WLIC 2014. Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge. Session 222 - Opening up to the world - IFLA participative programs for children's and young adults' libraries
Date de la réunion2014/08/21
OrganisateurIFLA
Lieu du colloqueLyon, Auditorium Pasteur
Résumé

Babar is the most well-known French elephant around the world! Published in 1931, l’Histoire de Babar, the first volume of the series created by Jean de Brunhoff is a model of picture book both in form and in content. It’s a big book to be able to contain an elephant, the layout is always adapted to serve the sense and to enhance it, the text is handwritten like by a child, which makes it familiar with the reader. The content takes children seriously, showing that life goes on even when the worst happen, and also that it’s very important to discover others ways of living. With a few exceptions and particularly “les albums du Père Castor”, the development of French picture books has been rather slow until the 1980’s. From that point, a proactive policy of developing public reading, at school and in a lot of new libraries, has strengthen the presence of picture books in all the different spaces of children’s life. A lot of very good picture books have been translated in French and progressively French creators have been more and more interested by the freedom of this space of expression. Today, they are recognized internationally as some of the most talented in the world. Pictures books are always in evolution to win the readers, children and adults, to teaching them how to read pictures, to let discover that there are so many different ways to represent the world, to open them to Art.

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babars country a land of picture books ifla wlic 2014 libraries citizens societies confluence for knowledge session 222 opening up to the world ifla participative programs for childrens and young adults libraries 20140821 pbabar is the most wellknown french elephant around the world published in 1931 lhistoire de babar the first volume of the series created by jean de brunhoff is a model of picture book both in form and in content its a big book to be able to contain an elephant the layout is always adapted to serve the sense and to enhance it the text is handwritten like by a child which makes it familiar with the reader the content takes children seriously showing that life goes on even when the worst happen and also that its very important to discover others ways of living with a few exceptions and particularly les albums du pere castor the development of french picture books has been rather slow until the 1980s from that point a proactive policy of developing public reading at school and in a lot of new libraries has strengthen the presence of picture books in all the different spaces of childrens life a lot of very good picture books have been translated in french and progressively french creators have been more and more interested by the freedom of this space of expression today they are recognized internationally as some of the most talented in the world pictures books are always in evolution to win the readers children and adults to teaching them how to read pictures to let discover that there are so many different ways to represent the world to open them to artp httplibraryiflaorgideprint1057 lyon auditorium pasteur nathalie beau
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