of "Picture This" to Primary Schools in Clare
Tuesday 25th February 2003, Cllr. Richard Nagle, Chairman of Clare
County Council, presented copies of Picture
This - a guide to choosing books for young children to Dr.
Kyran Kennedy, Director, Clare Education Centre for distribution
to primary schools throughout the County.
by Clare County Library in association with the National Reading
Initiative this book is ideally suited to parents and teachers who
wish to share everyday experiences in story with young children.
The stories chosen help illustrate the ordinary childhood experiences
through a combination of words and pictures in a way that will appeal
to parents and children alike.
reviews of the chosen titles are arranged under themed heading such
as Growing Up and Books to Make You Laugh. Other categories include
Fears and Anxieties and a there is also a selection of picture books
in the Irish language. Assistant Librarian, Patricia Fitzgerald
selected and reviewed the picture books and Senior Library Assistant,
Jackie Dermody-O'Brien was responsible for the design and layout
of the publication.
publication, the book has received excellent reviews and has been
purchased by libraries and bookshops in Ireland and in the U.K.
The following review appeared in Books Ireland May 2002. "Lavish
is the only word for this very well-produced guide, in which book
covers are reproduced in full colour and occupying a whole page
apiece with comments on each book and its target readership."
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