A picture book is a book in which the illustrations are as important as the words in telling the story, most often aimed at young children. Books in this genre include baby books for infants, Toddler books for ages 1-3, and picture books for ages 4-8. The images in picture books use a
range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil.
Any book that pairs a narrative format with pictures can be categorized
as a Picture book. "In the best picture books, the illustrations are as
much a part of the experience with the book as the written text."(1) Picture books are most often aimed at young children, and while some may
have very basic language especially designed to help children develop
their reading skills, most are written with vocabulary a child can
understand but not necessarily read. For this reason, picture books tend
to have two functions in the lives of children: they are first read to
young children by adults, and then children read them themselves once
they begin to learn to read.
1. Kiefer, Barbara Z. (2010). Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature.New