'The journey to school is an everyday, grey-day experience for Jack. On the way to the bus stop, however, Jack is rescued by his imagination. Bit by bit, the ordinary world is transformed into a place of wonder and infinite possibilities.' (Sourced from Book Depository)
This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.
|Food as sense of place||
|Food as social cohesion||
|Food as cultural identity||
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|Food as language||n/a|
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'One of the key functions of literature and film is to represent and evoke emotion. Unlike conventional narrative approaches common to novels and films that rely on narrative action and dialogue to evoke emotion, picture books offer a different affect through minimal dialogue or description, aesthetics, and stylistic inventiveness. The concept of non-place offers an additional means for exploring how places and spaces in picture books embody some of the characteristics that Augé describes. Writers for young people often promote emotional engagement with characters and place by orienting their readers in both real and imaginary spaces, creating geographies of emotion.'