We would be lying if we said that we have never been compelled to browse the pages of a book simply because its pictures were alluring. Picture books engage us in ways that books with only text usually don’t. They exert great influence on the reader for the obvious fact that they are visually delightful. Moreover, they have the power to convey emotions and ideas in an easy and relatable way for children beginning their reading journey.
|Picture books should not be confused with illustrated books. In picture books, the pictures convey the story and the text supports it. However, in illustrated books, the text is dominant and illustrations only help enhance the story.
Picture books are especially useful for young children who are taking their first steps into reading. Let’s look at some of the advantages that picture books offer:
Introduces children to the concept of reading
Enhances comprehension skills
Strengthens visual thinking skills
Helps develop language skills
Helps children become better listeners
Helps children make connections in real life
To help you pick the best picture books published in India for your child, we bring you some recommended ones in this category:
Days with Thathu (2-4 years)
Siri’s Smile (3-5 years)
Best Friends are Forever (4-6 years)
My Colourful Pencils (5-7 years)