As I am an author, and write for children and young adults, perhaps it is time I wrote a post on children’s literature!
But as I try to keep Tuesday Thesaurus a snippet we will not discuss the changing landscape of children’s literature from its early beginnings in the 1800’s – helped by the advent of the printing press, and cheaper, more widely available literature in Great Britain.
Although it is a fascinating topic, especially as we are now in a new revolution of the digital age.
Sitting on a train by a pink and blue i-padded pair with an accumulative age of approximately seven and three-quarters, it was fascinating to watch the interaction of their chubby hands with the fast-changing, squeaking and bleeping reading screens in front of them.
My children had the early interactive books, but the ipad toddler has apps.
Speaking with another author, about creating a book app was absolutely fascinating. This idea seems an obvious progression from the fuzzy lumps, squeaky, lighting-up books with flaps and questions for the 1980/90’s toddler.
Meanwhile, I continue to write for their elder brother and sisters, but hold on – where has Ferdinand Fox gone?!