Evaluation of Books for Babies/Toddlers (50 points) Task: Visit the library or bookstore. Examine at least 10 books that have been written for babies

Evaluation of Books for Babies/Toddlers (50 points)
Task: Visit the library or bookstore. Examine at least 10 books that have been written for babies and toddlers (0-2 years old). Include pictures (of book pages) to insert into your analysis in places where they will help you describe and explain your findings. Submit your final report on Blackboard.
Analysis Questions    Possible points
1. Create a table/chart that includes information about each book. Your chart should include each book’s title, author, publication year, and a brief summary of the book’s content.    5
2. Choose 3 books from yours list and explain how they explore/relate to familiar life experiences.     5
3. Choose 3 books from your list and give specific examples of how each book uses illustrations. Are the illustrations clear? Uncluttered? Distracting?     5
4. Choose 3 books from your list and discuss how each book is constructed. Have the books been constructed to ensure durability?     5
5. Provide examples from 3 books on your list to assess whether the authors of the books use clear, natural language. Use direct quotes and explain whether the writing style is suitable for a young child.    5
6. Choose 3 books from you list and discuss whether they have predictable stories? Give 3 specific examples to support your answer.    5
7. Give examples of humor from at least 3 books. Is the humor age-appropriate?     5
8. Choose 3 books from your list that offer opportunities for participation and interaction. Give specific examples from each book to support your answer.    5
9. Which books on your list do you think would best hold a child’s attention? Describe at least 3 attention-getting strategies from your list of books.    5
10. Assign each book a grade (A, B, C, D, or F) and defend your rationale for each grade.     5
Total:    50

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