The Enlightenment consists in the introduction of allusive images to a text they accompany. The purpose is to favor its interpretation and provide extraordinary information to the reader about the narration.
Thus, through the combination of words and illustrations, the reader can gain a better understanding of the subject. In addition, they help maintain your attention and are essential to improve the written content of the book.
The illustration feeds children’s imagination
The Enlightenment is of fundamental importance to favor the love of reading from an early age. Children, like adults, follow the world through images but, unlike the elderly, have a significant advantage in the perception of details. With the help of illustration, children recognize themselves, identify themselves and imagine. They build their inner world.
If the children books illustration is an almost essential element when it comes to story books, in the illustrated albums it becomes the main element. Here, the images carry all the narrative weight interrelated with the text, usually brief.
The illustration in the books favors sales
Not long ago, literary illustration was related to a series of drawings or paintings, whose sole function was to support a text. This concept has evolved. Today, illustrators are creatives who bring their works to life through deep investigation and analysis of the narrative. The artists are aware of the power of their work to show the emotional aspects that are hidden in the text.
The role of book illustration in the speech development of a preschool child
The history of children’s book illustration dates back about three centuries. During this time, the path has been traveled from cheap books, primers and popular prints to luxury books for children. Gradually, children’s book illustration became an independent art form. The term “illustration” in Latin means “to illuminate, shed light, explain.”
Huge influence on the development and enrichment of the child’s speech has fiction. It enriches emotions, educates the imagination and gives the child beautiful examples of the Russian literary language. In stories, children learn the conciseness and accuracy of the word; in verses they catch musicality, melody, rhythm of Russian speech; folk tales reveal the accuracy and expressiveness of the language, show how rich the native language is with humor, lively and figurative expressions, comparisons.
Illustration is not just an addition to the text, but a work of art of its time. Children’s book illustration serves many purposes. It embodies fantasies, revitalizes memories, helps to participate in adventures, and develops the mind, heart and soul of a child.
Why is children’s illustration important?
It very clear that we live in the society of the image. We are surrounded by visual material that catches our attention and catches us through a language that complements the writing. This claim is even greater in the case of the little ones, who still do not master the reading or do not do it with the skill of an adult or adolescent.
The presence of a children’s illustration will allow the little ones to have a little help when it comes to imagining what is presented to them through the letters, or what their parents read to them just before bedtime. Another example of this is reflected in the memories of the seminar Illustration, a way of imagining literary work where it is clear that thanks to these images the child has an approach to the literary world.
The illustration in children’s books allows the child to meet a character that evolves along a narrative sequence, where there is an initial situation, a conflict develops and there is a resolution. Finally, these images also make it easier for the child to imagine that world that has been presented to him through words and this other form of communication.
What is editorial illustration?
Before explaining the importance of editorial illustration it is important to address the concept and its definition. It is defined as an image that accompanies a text. That is, we are talking about another form of language that complements the words that make up the story in a children’s book.
Therefore, it could be said that the illustration is a process that allows the child to live in another way the narrative that is presented in front of him. Although the text could survive without these images, in the case of the children’s book, the little ones can use this help to form in their head a clearer idea of the story (especially when they still do not dominate the reading or they do not everything good they should).