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Becoming What You Eat: Identifying with Food in Children's Picture Books

Perry Nodelman

The inaugural Gryphon Lecture, sponsored by The Center for Children's Books at The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, The Trowbridge Office for American Literature, Culture, and Society, The Center for Advanced Study, and the department of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Il, March 2005. A discussion of children's picture books featuring edible characters, such as Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine and Toby Speed and Barry Root's Brave Potatoes, in the context of theories of identification in the reading process and its effect on child readers.

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