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Random House Inc, 1993 Very-nice, clean copy. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Stated First American Edition. Illustrated with color photos. 401 pages. NO writing, marks or tear inside book. - The marital troubles of Prince Charles and Princess Diana that have so engrossed the world are only one more downward step in the decline of the position of the royal family, a decline that began with the abdication of King Edward VII in 1936. There have been, and will be, many other books on the erosion of the House of Windsor, but no one is as qualified to chart its disintegration as Anthony Holden, Britain's leading royal commentator for more than a decade. His bestselling biography of the Prince of Wales, published in 1988 to a mixture of acclaim and controversy, was hailed by The Times of London as "definitive." Recent events have proved it remarkably prophetic. Renowned for the shrewdness of his insights, the accuracy of his reporting, and the reliability of his judgments, Mr. Holden argues that the British monarchy must change in order to survive beyond the reign of the incumbent. Even though the Queen has begun to pay taxes, many hard-pressed Britons still consider the monarchy's wealth disproportionate to the times. Following his separation from his popular wife, Prince Charles's prospects for inheriting the throne have been further compromised by the unseemly revelations of taped telephone conversations. What does the long-term future hold for Diana, Princess of Wales? Should the British monarchy surrender its postimperial splendor for the humbler styles of the "bicycle kings" of Scandinavia? In these pages Mr. Holden traces the collapse of the "family" monarchy, the true extent of the Queen's wealth, and the changing associations between Crown, Church, and Parliament. The author also analyzes the failure of four royal marriagesbesides Charles and Diana's, those of Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, and Princess Anne - throwing new light on relations between the royals and those they have wed. He also examines the role played by British institutions, from the press to Downing Street, and looks ahead to the twenty-first century. Will Charles step aside . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near-Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House Inc, 1993, Sams, 2002. First printing. Paperback. Very Good +. Neil Fitzgerald Sams Publishing, 2002 - Business & Economics - 496 pages Sams Teach Yourself Crystal Reports 9 in 24 Hours guides the reader through understanding data sources, to creating simple reports using the provided report wizards to custom reporting creation, modification and design techniques. Crystal Reports 9 includes unprecedented technological advances and user interface design improvements. Crystal Reports can access data from the most widely used databases and can integrate data from multiple databases within one report.Why any one would buy a new one? white cover glossy, nicely indexed, clean pages inside...glued spine good....1 x 7.4 x 8.9 inches approx.Weight: 1.10 pounds..authors Joe Estes has been in the information technology industry for more than eight years. He currently manages the Midwest Pre-Sales Team at Crystal Decisions, working with some of the company's largest customers. Prior to working for Crystal Decisions, Joe has been focused on the data reporting, information delivery, and analytical aspects of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence initiatives exclusively during the past six years. Throughout his career, Joe has held positions varying from system analyst and consultant at large consultancies, to system engineer and project manager at various Business Intelligence software companies. Joe is an avid enthusiast of running, snowboarding, in-line skating, and squash. Contributing Author Bios Neil FitzGerald has 7+ years experience working with information delivery, business intelligence, and enterprise reporting tools. He has combined this experience with his Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Queens University in Kingston, Canada, and his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, to help provide information solutions to an array of Fortune 500 companies throughout NYC and the Northeastern United States. Neil is currently managing a top-shelf group of technical consultants in the NY/NE region for Crystal Decisions. He can be contacted at nf_cr24@hotmail.com. Born, raised, and educated in Vancouver BC, Kathryn (also known as KAT) Hunt has been working at Crystal Decisions since 1994. During that time, she has held many roles that have brought her both customer-focused and report design experience. She is now considered one of the elite "report design gurus" at Crystal Decisions. She's frequently referred to as the "Reporting Goddess." In her current role as program manager, charged with the Crystal Reports Designer and its features, she has experienced many aspects of how Crystal technologies are designed, marketed, implemented, and supported. Steve Lucas has been in the information technology industry for more than 10 years. He currently manages the Strategic Pre-Sales Team for North America at Crystal Decisions, working with some of the company's largest customers worldwide. Steve regularly speaks on current and future Crystal technology at significant events and trade shows for Crystal. Prior to Crystal, Steve focused on Microsoft technology and consulting for the better part of his career. He is currently based in Denver. Ryan Marples is a program manager at Crystal Decisions responsible for delivering new and powerful developer tools as part of the Crystal Reports product. In addition to this book, Ryan has been involved in the authoring and editing of various other books and magazine articles. In addition to writing, Ryan has been a speaker at software conferences around the world...Sams Teach Yourself Crystal Reports 9 in 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself Series Sams teach yourself in 24 hours series Author Neil Fitzgerald Contributor Joe Estes Edition illustrated Publisher Sams Publishing, 2002 ISBN 0672320908, 9780672320903 Length 496 pages Subjects Computers › Enterprise Applications › General Business & Economics / Business Writing Computers / Databases / General Computers / Enterprise Applications / General Computers / Programming Languages / General Ruth Reaser LAXVespa books and rags .... ..Used books are the "green" way to read and reduce your carbon footprint,shipped through United States Post via media mail fulfill your order, keeping it all in the Postal Family from the Los Angeles Area at whatever PO is closest to my errands or my life that day since I carefully pack your book then hop on my Vespa and visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system...Your purchase helps a middle aged college girl buy more books and the occasional pedicure,dental visit or two Ruth Reaser LAX Vespa@yahoo.com books and rags, Sams, 2002, Paperback. New. A brilliant novel by Laurie Graham set in wartime London, which follows Kick Kennedy, sister of future US President JFK, as she takes London society by storm. Nora Brennan is a country girl from Westmeath. When she lands herself a position as nursery maid to a family in Brookline, Massachusetts, she, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. It has been recognized for almost 200 years that certain families seem to inherit cancer. It is only in the past decade, however, that molecular genetics and epidemiology have combined to define the role of inheritance in cancer more clearly, and to identify some of the genes involved. The causative genes can be tracked through cancer-prone families via genetic linkage and positional cloning. Several of the genes discovered have subsequently been proved to play critical roles in normal growth and development. There are also implications for the families themselves in terms of genetic testing with its attendant dilemmas, if it is not clear that useful action will result. The chapters in this work illustrate what has already been achieved and take a critical look at the future directions of this research and its potential clinical applications. 221pp.. Cloth. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Mention a name from a beloved childhood picture bookÑMadeline, Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Max and his "wild things"Ñand most adults can recollect a bright image, fragments of a story, the timbre of a certain reading voice, the sensation of being held, and best of all being together with someone and enveloped in fantasy. Why do picture book images shown to us as young children linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even later into adulthood? This book takes up such questions. It explores the profound impact of the experience of reading to children. Ellen Handler Spitz reveals how classic picture books transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. Each chapter of the book discusses well-known children's booksÑGoodnight Moon, Babar, Little Black Sambo, to name a fewÑthat deal with a theme of importance to young children. These include bedtime, separation, loss, and death; curiosity, disobedience, and punishment; and identity and self-acceptance. Focusing on the relationship between a child and an adult reader, Spitz explains the notion of "conversational reading" and emphasizes the mutual benefits of dialogue and intimacy. This book not only gives parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and scholars a new understanding of the meaning of picture books, it also empowers adults to interpret and choose future cultural experiences for their children. Ellen Handler Spitz is a lecturer in the department of art at Stanford University. She writes and lectures widely on the arts, psychology, and culture. She is also the author of Art and Psyche and Museums of the Mind. "This is a book for each and every adult (professionals and parents) who read to children providing a mutually enriching experience for child and adult. Ellen Handler Spitz has transmitted glowingly and in a wonderfully readable manner her deep and broad understanding of how the adult reading to and looking with younger and older children at books written for and artistically created for children and their readers can be a powerful positive force in the lives of children and their readers (parents).In writing this original, scholarly, highly readable book for children's readers, Ellen Handler Spitz has also enlarged our understanding of how children's capacities for pretending, playing and imagining is nurtured and enhanced in the context of a personal relationship with the reader. She demonstrates this with a literary, psychological analysis of picture story book classics that are suitable for readers and children of all ages.Ellen Handler Spitz is an effective advocate for the practice of adults reading to children. In this book the author describes how this process engages children in reading as an abiding resource, one that helps to organize and consolidate a powerful transcending force, the mutual, warm, trusting bond of children and their parents."ÑAlbert J. Solnit, M.D., senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Yale University "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read the picture books that have enchanted generations of young children. She shows convincingly how hidden in the familiar stories such as Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and many others (which she analyzes in detail) are the anxieties of childhood such as fear of separation and loss or the threat of aggression. Encouraged by the brave and funny characters in the story and soothed by the gentle rise and fall of the parents voice the child falls asleep. These interactions, although brief, often have a lasting influence on the child's imagination and moral development. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child. Essential reading for every parent, teacher and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author of Second Chances Men, Women and Children a decade after Divorce, Founder Center for the Family in Transition "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read picture books. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child that is essential reading for every parent, teacher, and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., founder of the Center for the Family in Transition "This is a splendid addition to the literature about children's booksÑa unique synthesis of key ideas from developmental psychology, from psychoanalytic theory and from literary criticism. Both scholarly and lively, it is to be recommended to psychoanalysts, specialists in children's literature, parents, and all former children. Spitz's postulates are thought provoking and entertaining. They offer fresh insights into old favorites as well as providing an introduction to less well known books, and new ways of approaching all children's picture books."ÑLynn Reiser, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine "Spitz understands just how important it is to think of the picture book as a vehicle for constructing meaning with the child and for developing a relationship between child and adult."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "A work of profound cultural importance, this book addresses the powerful impact of books that shaped our lives early on and that continue to guide us in our adult lives."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "If we really believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' and I do, then we all should pay much more attention to picture books and what they print on our memory. This book goes right to the core of the issue."ÑPat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman "What a marvelously thought-provoking book! Spitz examines a wide assortment of classic children's picture books that deal with important parenting themes from a psychological viewpoint. . . . The books she examines are children's classics; but, because she is looking at them from a different perspective, the insights she offers on these works, and their authors, are truly refreshing. The ones that I had read, I want to go back and read again. Those that I hadn't read, are ones that I now want to read. . . . In the end one comes away with a new appreciation for both the quality of good picture books and the important role that they play not only in entertaining children, but in providing children and parents guideposts in life's journey."ÑNorman D. Stevens, American Book Collectors of Children's Literature Newsletter "[A] fascinating psycho-social exploration." Ñ Victoria Brownworth, Baltimore Sun "Without jargon or pretension, Spitz celebrates the story and art in [children's] books while discussing their effects in terms of psychology, aesthetics, morality and culture. . . . Even readers who have known about the books forever will find surprising things to think about. Parents and other adults who read aloud to kids, as well as children's literature professionals, will enjoy what Spitz shows about the power of these deceptively simple images and the pleasure of sharing them across generations." ÑBooklist "It was absolutely a pleasure to read this book. . . . Dr. Spitz understands that reading aloud is a relational activity that involves shared experiences between generations. The author does a fantastic job of describing the joy involved in this experience."ÑMeredith Sargent, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic "Responding to characters and contexts in text and illustrations, Spitz has found a treasure trove of psychological implications in picture books. . . . Concerned parents, and surely devoted grandparents, will find fresh challenges here to help them think more about picture books' inscribed cultural values and, too often, stereotypes. Teachers and librarians will want to analyze Spitz's assumptions and examples. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students; professionals." ÑChoice "As much a call to action as it is an analysis."ÑJennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education "Because of her faith in the imagination, her hesitations, and her excellent taste, Spitz's selection and analysis of books in four picture-book subjectsÑbedtime, loss, anger, self-acceptanceÑare strong and provide a good model for choosing among contemporary offerings."ÑDaria Donnelly, Commonweal "Ellen Handler Spitz probes the complex aesthetic and psychoanalytic affects transmitted by the words and images of children's books. . . . Spitz writes in a clear and engaging fashion, one that is readable even to nonacademics."ÑLinda M. Pavonetti, Journal of Children's Literature "I can think of no better introduction and guide to young children's literature than Inside Picture Books. Drawing from her training in both psychology and art, Ellen Handler Spitz presents a beautifully written treatise on the content and form of successful picture books, and the ways in which these books tap into the imagination of the child. . . . In summary, Inside Picture Books provides a special window of insight into how classic and popular children's books connect with children. It is a book that is intended to teach parents about the complexity of themes that, at first blush, appear to be presented simply. It is a commentary on the power of the shared experience in imagination between parent-reader and child-listener. It is a book to be enjoyed by adults who have grown up enjoying picture books and a tutorial on how to look more deeply into what the child hears and sees. For developmental and behavioral specialists, it provides a new and fascinating slant on the child's use of imagination in the service of grown in understanding."ÑJ. Lane Tanner, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics "There is something fine and rare in Ms. Spitz's book, with its interpretations of picture books ranging from Margaret Wise Brown's 'Goodnight Moon' to Marjorie Flack's 'Story About Ping.' . . . Ms. Spitz speaks to her readers not as an academic but as a practiced read-aloud, knowing the relationship between storyteller and listener."ÑEdward Rothstein, New York Times "[A] sensitive, concentrated study. . . . [Spitz] stresses the pleasure of reading with children, its special intimacies and esthetic satisfactions of rhythm and reverie, sadness and humor. She draws attention to the pedagogical necessities of following child listeners' understanding, of listening to what they ask and feel, and guiding them, and she rejoices in picture books' power to develop 'inner possibilities.' . . . Spitz communicates vividly her pleasure in her material and speaks up vibrantly for the importance, complexity and place of shared reading and picture books in young lives and their future."ÑMarina Warner, New York Times Book Review "With a background in psychology and children's literature, Spitz accessibly explains the significance of bedtime classics such as Goodnight Moon and Bedtime for Frances. . . . Spitz offers interesting observations and anecdotal information on how children project their own experiences and emotions into picture book characters, from mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are to the curious protagonist of The Poky Little Puppy. . . . Throughout, too, she conveys her own delight in picture books and the wisdom of sharing books with children."ÑNancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel "What an impressive and rich work! The insight is awesome and I know this book will be able to help parents understand their children so much better than so many of the 'how to' books that are so prevalent on the parent education market. With every page of this book I was compelled to read on, with the feeling I can't wait to share what I'm learning with parents everywhere. If you enjoy reading to your children, I know you will enjoy reading this book."ÑBarbara Burrows, Parenting Magazine "[A] touchingly sensitive and wisdom-filled book. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and grandparents, to teachers and writers, to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, to all those who are interested in children and how to assisted them in negotiating the mine-laden path of growing up."ÑMartin A. Silverman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly "[A] thought-provoking examination. . . . [Spitz's] book is a must-read for any serious student of children's literature as well as that core group of parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who are actively engaged in raising children. Provocative, well-written, scholarly without being dry or pedantic, Spitz's text makes a compelling case for the power of art and literature, and the responsibility that accompanies such power, particularly when it relates to children."ÑPublishers Weekly "Through lucid analyses of text and illustrations in beloved children's books, the author provides a thoughtful guide to choosing and using classic books to read aloud with young children. . . . This graceful book is a wonderful resource, full of insights for parents, as well as for child care personnel."ÑAlice Sterling Honig, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "[A] brilliant study. . . . [Spitz] organizes her study by the major psychological themes that picture books address--fear of separation (usually first experienced at bedtime, death and loss, disobedience and punishment, and self-acceptance. Along the way, she provides glimpses at the books' larger cultural contexts and her research into children's responses. . . . Inside Picture Books is a rich, multilayered discussion of a powerful art form that is relevant to us all."ÑJohn Hammond, San Antonio Express-News "[Spitz] has assembled for study some of the most mesmerizing and enduring children's books of the last century. . . . Inside Picture Books . . . contains a critically important message, that of p, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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PM Press. PAPERBACK. 1604860219 Founded in New York City in the mid-1960s by self-educated ghetto kid and painter Ben Morea, the Black Mask group melded the ideas and inspiration of Dada and the Surrealists, with the anarchism of the Durruti Column from the Spanish Revolution. With a theory and practice that had much in common with their contemporaries the San Francisco Diggers, Dutch Provos, and the French Situationists?who famously excommunicated 3 of the 4 members of the British section of the Situationist International for associating too closely with Black Mask?the group intervened spectacularly in the art, politics and culture of their times. From shutting down the Museum of Modern Art to protesting Wall Street?s bankrolling of war, from battling with Maoists at SDS conferences to defending the Valerie Solanas shooting of Andy Warhol, Black Mask successfully straddled the counterculture and politics of the 60s, and remained the Joker in the pack of both sides of "Movement." By 1968 Black Mask dissolved into "Family" (popularly known as Up Against Wall Motherf**ker?the name to which they signed their first leaflet), which combined the confrontational theater and tactics of Black Mask with a much more aggressively "street" approach in dealing with the police, and authorities. Dubbed a "street gang with analysis" they were reputedly the only white grouping taken seriously by the Black Panther Party, and influenced everyone from the Weathermen to the "hippy" communal movements. This volume collects the complete ten issues of the paper Black Mask (produced from 1966-1967 by Ben Morea and Ron Hahne), together with a generous collection of the leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask, and UATW/MF, the UATW/MF Magazine, and both the Free Press and Rolling Stone reports on UATW/MF. A lengthy interview with founder Ben Morea provides context and color to this fascinating documentary legacy of NYC?s now legendary provocateurs. . New., PM Press, PM Press. PAPERBACK. 1604860219 Founded in New York City in the mid-1960s by self-educated ghetto kid and painter Ben Morea, the Black Mask group melded the ideas and inspiration of Dada and the Surrealists, with the anarchism of the Durruti Column from the Spanish Revolution. With a theory and practice that had much in common with their contemporaries the San Francisco Diggers, Dutch Provos, and the French Situationists?who famously excommunicated 3 of the 4 members of the British section of the Situationist International for associating too closely with Black Mask?the group intervened spectacularly in the art, politics and culture of their times. From shutting down the Museum of Modern Art to protesting Wall Street?s bankrolling of war, from battling with Maoists at SDS conferences to defending Valerie Solanas's shooting of Andy Warhol, Black Mask successfully straddled the counterculture and politics of the 60s, and remained the Joker in the pack of both sides of ?The Movement.' By 1968 Black Mask dissolved into ?The Family? (popularly known as Up Against The Wall Motherfucker?the name to which they signed their first leaflet), which combined the confrontational theater and tactics of Black Mask with a much more aggressively ?street? approach in dealing with the police, and authorities. Dubbed a ?street gang with analysis? they were reputedly the only white grouping taken seriously by the Black Panther Party, and influenced everyone from the Weathermen to the ?hippy? communal movements. This volume collects the complete ten issues of the paper Black Mask (produced from 1966-1967 by Ben Morea and Ron Hahne), together with a generous collection of the leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask, and UATW/MF, the UATW/MF Magazine, and both the Free Press and Rolling Stone reports on UATW/MF. A lengthy interview with founder Ben Morea provides context and color to this fascinating documentary legacy of NYC?s now legendary provocateurs. . New., PM Press, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Mention a name from a beloved childhood picture bookÑMadeline, Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Max and his "wild things"Ñand most adults can recollect a bright image, fragments of a story, the timbre of a certain reading voice, the sensation of being held, and best of all being together with someone and enveloped in fantasy. Why do picture book images shown to us as young children linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even later into adulthood? This book takes up such questions. It explores the profound impact of the experience of reading to children. Ellen Handler Spitz reveals how classic picture books transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. Each chapter of the book discusses well-known children's booksÑGoodnight Moon, Babar, Little Black Sambo, to name a fewÑthat deal with a theme of importance to young children. These include bedtime, separation, loss, and death; curiosity, disobedience, and punishment; and identity and self-acceptance. Focusing on the relationship between a child and an adult reader, Spitz explains the notion of "conversational reading" and emphasizes the mutual benefits of dialogue and intimacy. This book not only gives parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and scholars a new understanding of the meaning of picture books, it also empowers adults to interpret and choose future cultural experiences for their children. Ellen Handler Spitz is a lecturer in the department of art at Stanford University. She writes and lectures widely on the arts, psychology, and culture. She is also the author of Art and Psyche and Museums of the Mind. "This is a book for each and every adult (professionals and parents) who read to children providing a mutually enriching experience for child and adult. Ellen Handler Spitz has transmitted glowingly and in a wonderfully readable manner her deep and broad understanding of how the adult reading to and looking with younger and older children at books written for and artistically created for children and their readers can be a powerful positive force in the lives of children and their readers (parents).In writing this original, scholarly, highly readable book for children's readers, Ellen Handler Spitz has also enlarged our understanding of how children's capacities for pretending, playing and imagining is nurtured and enhanced in the context of a personal relationship with the reader. She demonstrates this with a literary, psychological analysis of picture story book classics that are suitable for readers and children of all ages.Ellen Handler Spitz is an effective advocate for the practice of adults reading to children. In this book the author describes how this process engages children in reading as an abiding resource, one that helps to organize and consolidate a powerful transcending force, the mutual, warm, trusting bond of children and their parents."ÑAlbert J. Solnit, M.D., senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Yale University "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read the picture books that have enchanted generations of young children. She shows convincingly how hidden in the familiar stories such as Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and many others (which she analyzes in detail) are the anxieties of childhood such as fear of separation and loss or the threat of aggression. Encouraged by the brave and funny characters in the story and soothed by the gentle rise and fall of the parents voice the child falls asleep. These interactions, although brief, often have a lasting influence on the child's imagination and moral development. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child. Essential reading for every parent, teacher and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author of Second Chances Men, Women and Children a decade after Divorce, Founder Center for the Family in Transition "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read picture books. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child that is essential reading for every parent, teacher, and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., founder of the Center for the Family in Transition "This is a splendid addition to the literature about children's booksÑa unique synthesis of key ideas from developmental psychology, from psychoanalytic theory and from literary criticism. Both scholarly and lively, it is to be recommended to psychoanalysts, specialists in children's literature, parents, and all former children. Spitz's postulates are thought provoking and entertaining. They offer fresh insights into old favorites as well as providing an introduction to less well known books, and new ways of approaching all children's picture books."ÑLynn Reiser, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine "Spitz understands just how important it is to think of the picture book as a vehicle for constructing meaning with the child and for developing a relationship between child and adult."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "A work of profound cultural importance, this book addresses the powerful impact of books that shaped our lives early on and that continue to guide us in our adult lives."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "If we really believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' and I do, then we all should pay much more attention to picture books and what they print on our memory. This book goes right to the core of the issue."ÑPat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman "What a marvelously thought-provoking book! Spitz examines a wide assortment of classic children's picture books that deal with important parenting themes from a psychological viewpoint. . . . The books she examines are children's classics; but, because she is looking at them from a different perspective, the insights she offers on these works, and their authors, are truly refreshing. The ones that I had read, I want to go back and read again. Those that I hadn't read, are ones that I now want to read. . . . In the end one comes away with a new appreciation for both the quality of good picture books and the important role that they play not only in entertaining children, but in providing children and parents guideposts in life's journey."ÑNorman D. Stevens, American Book Collectors of Children's Literature Newsletter "[A] fascinating psycho-social exploration." Ñ Victoria Brownworth, Baltimore Sun "Without jargon or pretension, Spitz celebrates the story and art in [children's] books while discussing their effects in terms of psychology, aesthetics, morality and culture. . . . Even readers who have known about the books forever will find surprising things to think about. Parents and other adults who read aloud to kids, as well as children's literature professionals, will enjoy what Spitz shows about the power of these deceptively simple images and the pleasure of sharing them across generations." ÑBooklist "It was absolutely a pleasure to read this book. . . . Dr. Spitz understands that reading aloud is a relational activity that involves shared experiences between generations. The author does a fantastic job of describing the joy involved in this experience."ÑMeredith Sargent, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic "Responding to characters and contexts in text and illustrations, Spitz has found a treasure trove of psychological implications in picture books. . . . Concerned parents, and surely devoted grandparents, will find fresh challenges here to help them think more about picture books' inscribed cultural values and, too often, stereotypes. Teachers and librarians will want to analyze Spitz's assumptions and examples. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students; professionals." ÑChoice "As much a call to action as it is an analysis."ÑJennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education "Because of her faith in the imagination, her hesitations, and her excellent taste, Spitz's selection and analysis of books in four picture-book subjectsÑbedtime, loss, anger, self-acceptanceÑare strong and provide a good model for choosing among contemporary offerings."ÑDaria Donnelly, Commonweal "Ellen Handler Spitz probes the complex aesthetic and psychoanalytic affects transmitted by the words and images of children's books. . . . Spitz writes in a clear and engaging fashion, one that is readable even to nonacademics."ÑLinda M. Pavonetti, Journal of Children's Literature "I can think of no better introduction and guide to young children's literature than Inside Picture Books. Drawing from her training in both psychology and art, Ellen Handler Spitz presents a beautifully written treatise on the content and form of successful picture books, and the ways in which these books tap into the imagination of the child. . . . In summary, Inside Picture Books provides a special window of insight into how classic and popular children's books connect with children. It is a book that is intended to teach parents about the complexity of themes that, at first blush, appear to be presented simply. It is a commentary on the power of the shared experience in imagination between parent-reader and child-listener. It is a book to be enjoyed by adults who have grown up enjoying picture books and a tutorial on how to look more deeply into what the child hears and sees. For developmental and behavioral specialists, it provides a new and fascinating slant on the child's use of imagination in the service of grown in understanding."ÑJ. Lane Tanner, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics "There is something fine and rare in Ms. Spitz's book, with its interpretations of picture books ranging from Margaret Wise Brown's 'Goodnight Moon' to Marjorie Flack's 'Story About Ping.' . . . Ms. Spitz speaks to her readers not as an academic but as a practiced read-aloud, knowing the relationship between storyteller and listener."ÑEdward Rothstein, New York Times "[A] sensitive, concentrated study. . . . [Spitz] stresses the pleasure of reading with children, its special intimacies and esthetic satisfactions of rhythm and reverie, sadness and humor. She draws attention to the pedagogical necessities of following child listeners' understanding, of listening to what they ask and feel, and guiding them, and she rejoices in picture books' power to develop 'inner possibilities.' . . . Spitz communicates vividly her pleasure in her material and speaks up vibrantly for the importance, complexity and place of shared reading and picture books in young lives and their future."ÑMarina Warner, New York Times Book Review "With a background in psychology and children's literature, Spitz accessibly explains the significance of bedtime classics such as Goodnight Moon and Bedtime for Frances. . . . Spitz offers interesting observations and anecdotal information on how children project their own experiences and emotions into picture book characters, from mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are to the curious protagonist of The Poky Little Puppy. . . . Throughout, too, she conveys her own delight in picture books and the wisdom of sharing books with children."ÑNancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel "What an impressive and rich work! The insight is awesome and I know this book will be able to help parents understand their children so much better than so many of the 'how to' books that are so prevalent on the parent education market. With every page of this book I was compelled to read on, with the feeling I can't wait to share what I'm learning with parents everywhere. If you enjoy reading to your children, I know you will enjoy reading this book."ÑBarbara Burrows, Parenting Magazine "[A] touchingly sensitive and wisdom-filled book. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and grandparents, to teachers and writers, to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, to all those who are interested in children and how to assisted them in negotiating the mine-laden path of growing up."ÑMartin A. Silverman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly "[A] thought-provoking examination. . . . [Spitz's] book is a must-read for any serious student of children's literature as well as that core group of parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who are actively engaged in raising children. Provocative, well-written, scholarly without being dry or pedantic, Spitz's text makes a compelling case for the power of art and literature, and the responsibility that accompanies such power, particularly when it relates to children."ÑPublishers Weekly "Through lucid analyses of text and illustrations in beloved children's books, the author provides a thoughtful guide to choosing and using classic books to read aloud with young children. . . . This graceful book is a wonderful resource, full of insights for parents, as well as for child care personnel."ÑAlice Sterling Honig, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "[A] brilliant study. . . . [Spitz] organizes her study by the major psychological themes that picture books address--fear of separation (usually first experienced at bedtime, death and loss, disobedience and punishment, and self-acceptance. Along the way, she provides glimpses at the books' larger cultural contexts and her research into children's responses. . . . Inside Picture Books is a rich, multilayered discussion of a powerful art form that is relevant to us all."ÑJohn Hammond, San Antonio Express-News "[Spitz] has assembled for study some of the most mesmerizing and enduring children's books of the last century. . . . Inside Picture Books . . . contains a critically important message, that of p, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Tribune, 1977. Paperback First Edition [1977], unstated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and scuffing to the wrapper covers; the binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Shows light wear, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. First Edition [1977], unstated. Trade Paperback. Richard "Dick" Gordon Guindon (born December 2, 1935, St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American cartoonist best known for his gag panel, Guindon. Guindon's cartoons have appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune, The Realist and the Detroit Free Press. During the late 1950s, Guindon attended the University of Minnesota where he drew cartoons for The Minnesota Daily. Living in New York during the early 1960s, Guindon began contributing to The Nation, Playboy, Esquire and Down Beat. He also drew cartoons for Paul Krassner's The Realist and was associated with Krassner's class at the Free School. Guindon's best known work from the 1960s was published in The Realist, which included adult-themed references to politics and current events of the time. Leaving New York, Guindon returned to Minnesota where Mpls.St.Paul Magazine said in its "Encyclopedia Minnesotica" that Guindon is "Minnesota's greatest satirist"." In 1981, Guindon moved from Minnesota to work in Michigan for the Detroit Free Press, which issued a 1984 datebook, Guindon's Detroit. In May 1984, he made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He had a three-month art exhibition, "Richard Guindon, 1981-1984" at the Flint Institute of Arts from March 10 to May 26, 1985. That same year, he took an extended vacation, continuing to draw his cartoons while driving around Europe. Guindon began his self-titled cartoon series for the Minneapolis Tribune in 1974. At first it appeared three to four times per week, then became a daily in 1978 when it was picked up by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. In 1981, the syndication was moved to Field Enterprises, and then in 1984 to News America Syndicate. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR., Minneapolis Tribune, 1977., Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Mention a name from a beloved childhood picture bookÑMadeline, Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Max and his "wild things"Ñand most adults can recollect a bright image, fragments of a story, the timbre of a certain reading voice, the sensation of being held, and best of all being together with someone and enveloped in fantasy. Why do picture book images shown to us as young children linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even later into adulthood? This book takes up such questions. It explores the profound impact of the experience of reading to children. Ellen Handler Spitz reveals how classic picture books transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. Each chapter of the book discusses well-known children's booksÑGoodnight Moon, Babar, Little Black Sambo, to name a fewÑthat deal with a theme of importance to young children. These include bedtime, separation, loss, and death; curiosity, disobedience, and punishment; and identity and self-acceptance. Focusing on the relationship between a child and an adult reader, Spitz explains the notion of "conversational reading" and emphasizes the mutual benefits of dialogue and intimacy. This book not only gives parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and scholars a new understanding of the meaning of picture books, it also empowers adults to interpret and choose future cultural experiences for their children. Ellen Handler Spitz is a lecturer in the department of art at Stanford University. She writes and lectures widely on the arts, psychology, and culture. She is also the author of Art and Psyche and Museums of the Mind. "This is a book for each and every adult (professionals and parents) who read to children providing a mutually enriching experience for child and adult. Ellen Handler Spitz has transmitted glowingly and in a wonderfully readable manner her deep and broad understanding of how the adult reading to and looking with younger and older children at books written for and artistically created for children and their readers can be a powerful positive force in the lives of children and their readers (parents).In writing this original, scholarly, highly readable book for children's readers, Ellen Handler Spitz has also enlarged our understanding of how children's capacities for pretending, playing and imagining is nurtured and enhanced in the context of a personal relationship with the reader. She demonstrates this with a literary, psychological analysis of picture story book classics that are suitable for readers and children of all ages.Ellen Handler Spitz is an effective advocate for the practice of adults reading to children. In this book the author describes how this process engages children in reading as an abiding resource, one that helps to organize and consolidate a powerful transcending force, the mutual, warm, trusting bond of children and their parents."ÑAlbert J. Solnit, M.D., senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Yale University "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read the picture books that have enchanted generations of young children. She shows convincingly how hidden in the familiar stories such as Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and many others (which she analyzes in detail) are the anxieties of childhood such as fear of separation and loss or the threat of aggression. Encouraged by the brave and funny characters in the story and soothed by the gentle rise and fall of the parents voice the child falls asleep. These interactions, although brief, often have a lasting influence on the child's imagination and moral development. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child. Essential reading for every parent, teacher and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author of Second Chances Men, Women and Children a decade after Divorce, Founder Center for the Family in Transition "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read picture books. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child that is essential reading for every parent, teacher, and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., founder of the Center for the Family in Transition "This is a splendid addition to the literature about children's booksÑa unique synthesis of key ideas from developmental psychology, from psychoanalytic theory and from literary criticism. Both scholarly and lively, it is to be recommended to psychoanalysts, specialists in children's literature, parents, and all former children. Spitz's postulates are thought provoking and entertaining. They offer fresh insights into old favorites as well as providing an introduction to less well known books, and new ways of approaching all children's picture books."ÑLynn Reiser, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine "Spitz understands just how important it is to think of the picture book as a vehicle for constructing meaning with the child and for developing a relationship between child and adult."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "A work of profound cultural importance, this book addresses the powerful impact of books that shaped our lives early on and that continue to guide us in our adult lives."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "If we really believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' and I do, then we all should pay much more attention to picture books and what they print on our memory. This book goes right to the core of the issue."ÑPat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman "What a marvelously thought-provoking book! Spitz examines a wide assortment of classic children's picture books that deal with important parenting themes from a psychological viewpoint. . . . The books she examines are children's classics; but, because she is looking at them from a different perspective, the insights she offers on these works, and their authors, are truly refreshing. The ones that I had read, I want to go back and read again. Those that I hadn't read, are ones that I now want to read. . . . In the end one comes away with a new appreciation for both the quality of good picture books and the important role that they play not only in entertaining children, but in providing children and parents guideposts in life's journey."ÑNorman D. Stevens, American Book Collectors of Children's Literature Newsletter "[A] fascinating psycho-social exploration." Ñ Victoria Brownworth, Baltimore Sun "Without jargon or pretension, Spitz celebrates the story and art in [children's] books while discussing their effects in terms of psychology, aesthetics, morality and culture. . . . Even readers who have known about the books forever will find surprising things to think about. Parents and other adults who read aloud to kids, as well as children's literature professionals, will enjoy what Spitz shows about the power of these deceptively simple images and the pleasure of sharing them across generations." ÑBooklist "It was absolutely a pleasure to read this book. . . . Dr. Spitz understands that reading aloud is a relational activity that involves shared experiences between generations. The author does a fantastic job of describing the joy involved in this experience."ÑMeredith Sargent, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic "Responding to characters and contexts in text and illustrations, Spitz has found a treasure trove of psychological implications in picture books. . . . Concerned parents, and surely devoted grandparents, will find fresh challenges here to help them think more about picture books' inscribed cultural values and, too often, stereotypes. Teachers and librarians will want to analyze Spitz's assumptions and examples. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students; professionals." ÑChoice "As much a call to action as it is an analysis."ÑJennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education "Because of her faith in the imagination, her hesitations, and her excellent taste, Spitz's selection and analysis of books in four picture-book subjectsÑbedtime, loss, anger, self-acceptanceÑare strong and provide a good model for choosing among contemporary offerings."ÑDaria Donnelly, Commonweal "Ellen Handler Spitz probes the complex aesthetic and psychoanalytic affects transmitted by the words and images of children's books. . . . Spitz writes in a clear and engaging fashion, one that is readable even to nonacademics."ÑLinda M. Pavonetti, Journal of Children's Literature "I can think of no better introduction and guide to young children's literature than Inside Picture Books. Drawing from her training in both psychology and art, Ellen Handler Spitz presents a beautifully written treatise on the content and form of successful picture books, and the ways in which these books tap into the imagination of the child. . . . In summary, Inside Picture Books provides a special window of insight into how classic and popular children's books connect with children. It is a book that is intended to teach parents about the complexity of themes that, at first blush, appear to be presented simply. It is a commentary on the power of the shared experience in imagination between parent-reader and child-listener. It is a book to be enjoyed by adults who have grown up enjoying picture books and a tutorial on how to look more deeply into what the child hears and sees. For developmental and behavioral specialists, it provides a new and fascinating slant on the child's use of imagination in the service of grown in understanding."ÑJ. Lane Tanner, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics "There is something fine and rare in Ms. Spitz's book, with its interpretations of picture books ranging from Margaret Wise Brown's 'Goodnight Moon' to Marjorie Flack's 'Story About Ping.' . . . Ms. Spitz speaks to her readers not as an academic but as a practiced read-aloud, knowing the relationship between storyteller and listener."ÑEdward Rothstein, New York Times "[A] sensitive, concentrated study. . . . [Spitz] stresses the pleasure of reading with children, its special intimacies and esthetic satisfactions of rhythm and reverie, sadness and humor. She draws attention to the pedagogical necessities of following child listeners' understanding, of listening to what they ask and feel, and guiding them, and she rejoices in picture books' power to develop 'inner possibilities.' . . . Spitz communicates vividly her pleasure in her material and speaks up vibrantly for the importance, complexity and place of shared reading and picture books in young lives and their future."ÑMarina Warner, New York Times Book Review "With a background in psychology and children's literature, Spitz accessibly explains the significance of bedtime classics such as Goodnight Moon and Bedtime for Frances. . . . Spitz offers interesting observations and anecdotal information on how children project their own experiences and emotions into picture book characters, from mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are to the curious protagonist of The Poky Little Puppy. . . . Throughout, too, she conveys her own delight in picture books and the wisdom of sharing books with children."ÑNancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel "What an impressive and rich work! The insight is awesome and I know this book will be able to help parents understand their children so much better than so many of the 'how to' books that are so prevalent on the parent education market. With every page of this book I was compelled to read on, with the feeling I can't wait to share what I'm learning with parents everywhere. If you enjoy reading to your children, I know you will enjoy reading this book."ÑBarbara Burrows, Parenting Magazine "[A] touchingly sensitive and wisdom-filled book. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and grandparents, to teachers and writers, to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, to all those who are interested in children and how to assisted them in negotiating the mine-laden path of growing up."ÑMartin A. Silverman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly "[A] thought-provoking examination. . . . [Spitz's] book is a must-read for any serious student of children's literature as well as that core group of parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who are actively engaged in raising children. Provocative, well-written, scholarly without being dry or pedantic, Spitz's text makes a compelling case for the power of art and literature, and the responsibility that accompanies such power, particularly when it relates to children."ÑPublishers Weekly "Through lucid analyses of text and illustrations in beloved children's books, the author provides a thoughtful guide to choosing and using classic books to read aloud with young children. . . . This graceful book is a wonderful resource, full of insights for parents, as well as for child care personnel."ÑAlice Sterling Honig, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "[A] brilliant study. . . . [Spitz] organizes her study by the major psychological themes that picture books address--fear of separation (usually first experienced at bedtime, death and loss, disobedience and punishment, and self-acceptance. Along the way, she provides glimpses at the books' larger cultural contexts and her research into children's responses. . . . Inside Picture Books is a rich, multilayered discussion of a powerful art form that is relevant to us all."ÑJohn Hammond, San Antonio Express-News "[Spitz] has assembled for study some of the most mesmerizing and enduring children's books of the last century. . . . Inside Picture Books . . . contains a critically important message, that of p, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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Postgraduate International, Cherry Hill, N.J, 1977. 1st ed.. Hardcover. As New. 8vo, hardcover. brown cloth, no dj. About fine condition. xii, 307 p., Postgraduate International, Cherry Hill, N.J, 1977, Academic Press, NY, 1968. Hardcover. Good. 8vo, hardcover. Upper & lower spine and corners mildly bumped, otherwise vg+ condiiton; dj slightly spine-faded w/ several 1/2" upper-edge tears, one chip, else good. 390 pp., Academic Press, NY, 1968, London & New York: Staples Press. Very Good. 1953. Second Edition. Blue cloth, 8vo, scuffs and wear marks to the cover. Hinge is tender. Contents complete. ., Staples Press, 1953, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991 Book. Very Good. Paperback. Paperback Edition. Discusses policy issues related to early childhood education, and such topics as teachers as child care providers, child care within the schools, and early childhood education in broader social and economic context.., State University of New York Press, 1991, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Mention a name from a beloved childhood picture bookÑMadeline, Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Max and his "wild things"Ñand most adults can recollect a bright image, fragments of a story, the timbre of a certain reading voice, the sensation of being held, and best of all being together with someone and enveloped in fantasy. Why do picture book images shown to us as young children linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even later into adulthood? This book takes up such questions. It explores the profound impact of the experience of reading to children. Ellen Handler Spitz reveals how classic picture books transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. Each chapter of the book discusses well-known children's booksÑGoodnight Moon, Babar, Little Black Sambo, to name a fewÑthat deal with a theme of importance to young children. These include bedtime, separation, loss, and death; curiosity, disobedience, and punishment; and identity and self-acceptance. Focusing on the relationship between a child and an adult reader, Spitz explains the notion of "conversational reading" and emphasizes the mutual benefits of dialogue and intimacy. This book not only gives parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and scholars a new understanding of the meaning of picture books, it also empowers adults to interpret and choose future cultural experiences for their children. Ellen Handler Spitz is a lecturer in the department of art at Stanford University. She writes and lectures widely on the arts, psychology, and culture. She is also the author of Art and Psyche and Museums of the Mind. "This is a book for each and every adult (professionals and parents) who read to children providing a mutually enriching experience for child and adult. Ellen Handler Spitz has transmitted glowingly and in a wonderfully readable manner her deep and broad understanding of how the adult reading to and looking with younger and older children at books written for and artistically created for children and their readers can be a powerful positive force in the lives of children and their readers (parents).In writing this original, scholarly, highly readable book for children's readers, Ellen Handler Spitz has also enlarged our understanding of how children's capacities for pretending, playing and imagining is nurtured and enhanced in the context of a personal relationship with the reader. She demonstrates this with a literary, psychological analysis of picture story book classics that are suitable for readers and children of all ages.Ellen Handler Spitz is an effective advocate for the practice of adults reading to children. In this book the author describes how this process engages children in reading as an abiding resource, one that helps to organize and consolidate a powerful transcending force, the mutual, warm, trusting bond of children and their parents."ÑAlbert J. Solnit, M.D., senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Yale University "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read the picture books that have enchanted generations of young children. She shows convincingly how hidden in the familiar stories such as Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and many others (which she analyzes in detail) are the anxieties of childhood such as fear of separation and loss or the threat of aggression. Encouraged by the brave and funny characters in the story and soothed by the gentle rise and fall of the parents voice the child falls asleep. These interactions, although brief, often have a lasting influence on the child's imagination and moral development. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child. Essential reading for every parent, teacher and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author of Second Chances Men, Women and Children a decade after Divorce, Founder Center for the Family in Transition "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read picture books. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child that is essential reading for every parent, teacher, and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., founder of the Center for the Family in Transition "This is a splendid addition to the literature about children's booksÑa unique synthesis of key ideas from developmental psychology, from psychoanalytic theory and from literary criticism. Both scholarly and lively, it is to be recommended to psychoanalysts, specialists in children's literature, parents, and all former children. Spitz's postulates are thought provoking and entertaining. They offer fresh insights into old favorites as well as providing an introduction to less well known books, and new ways of approaching all children's picture books."ÑLynn Reiser, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine "Spitz understands just how important it is to think of the picture book as a vehicle for constructing meaning with the child and for developing a relationship between child and adult."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "A work of profound cultural importance, this book addresses the powerful impact of books that shaped our lives early on and that continue to guide us in our adult lives."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "If we really believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' and I do, then we all should pay much more attention to picture books and what they print on our memory. This book goes right to the core of the issue."ÑPat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman "What a marvelously thought-provoking book! Spitz examines a wide assortment of classic children's picture books that deal with important parenting themes from a psychological viewpoint. . . . The books she examines are children's classics; but, because she is looking at them from a different perspective, the insights she offers on these works, and their authors, are truly refreshing. The ones that I had read, I want to go back and read again. Those that I hadn't read, are ones that I now want to read. . . . In the end one comes away with a new appreciation for both the quality of good picture books and the important role that they play not only in entertaining children, but in providing children and parents guideposts in life's journey."ÑNorman D. Stevens, American Book Collectors of Children's Literature Newsletter "[A] fascinating psycho-social exploration." Ñ Victoria Brownworth, Baltimore Sun "Without jargon or pretension, Spitz celebrates the story and art in [children's] books while discussing their effects in terms of psychology, aesthetics, morality and culture. . . . Even readers who have known about the books forever will find surprising things to think about. Parents and other adults who read aloud to kids, as well as children's literature professionals, will enjoy what Spitz shows about the power of these deceptively simple images and the pleasure of sharing them across generations." ÑBooklist "It was absolutely a pleasure to read this book. . . . Dr. Spitz understands that reading aloud is a relational activity that involves shared experiences between generations. The author does a fantastic job of describing the joy involved in this experience."ÑMeredith Sargent, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic "Responding to characters and contexts in text and illustrations, Spitz has found a treasure trove of psychological implications in picture books. . . . Concerned parents, and surely devoted grandparents, will find fresh challenges here to help them think more about picture books' inscribed cultural values and, too often, stereotypes. Teachers and librarians will want to analyze Spitz's assumptions and examples. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students; professionals." ÑChoice "As much a call to action as it is an analysis."ÑJennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education "Because of her faith in the imagination, her hesitations, and her excellent taste, Spitz's selection and analysis of books in four picture-book subjectsÑbedtime, loss, anger, self-acceptanceÑare strong and provide a good model for choosing among contemporary offerings."ÑDaria Donnelly, Commonweal "Ellen Handler Spitz probes the complex aesthetic and psychoanalytic affects transmitted by the words and images of children's books. . . . Spitz writes in a clear and engaging fashion, one that is readable even to nonacademics."ÑLinda M. Pavonetti, Journal of Children's Literature "I can think of no better introduction and guide to young children's literature than Inside Picture Books. Drawing from her training in both psychology and art, Ellen Handler Spitz presents a beautifully written treatise on the content and form of successful picture books, and the ways in which these books tap into the imagination of the child. . . . In summary, Inside Picture Books provides a special window of insight into how classic and popular children's books connect with children. It is a book that is intended to teach parents about the complexity of themes that, at first blush, appear to be presented simply. It is a commentary on the power of the shared experience in imagination between parent-reader and child-listener. It is a book to be enjoyed by adults who have grown up enjoying picture books and a tutorial on how to look more deeply into what the child hears and sees. For developmental and behavioral specialists, it provides a new and fascinating slant on the child's use of imagination in the service of grown in understanding."ÑJ. Lane Tanner, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics "There is something fine and rare in Ms. Spitz's book, with its interpretations of picture books ranging from Margaret Wise Brown's 'Goodnight Moon' to Marjorie Flack's 'Story About Ping.' . . . Ms. Spitz speaks to her readers not as an academic but as a practiced read-aloud, knowing the relationship between storyteller and listener."ÑEdward Rothstein, New York Times "[A] sensitive, concentrated study. . . . [Spitz] stresses the pleasure of reading with children, its special intimacies and esthetic satisfactions of rhythm and reverie, sadness and humor. She draws attention to the pedagogical necessities of following child listeners' understanding, of listening to what they ask and feel, and guiding them, and she rejoices in picture books' power to develop 'inner possibilities.' . . . Spitz communicates vividly her pleasure in her material and speaks up vibrantly for the importance, complexity and place of shared reading and picture books in young lives and their future."ÑMarina Warner, New York Times Book Review "With a background in psychology and children's literature, Spitz accessibly explains the significance of bedtime classics such as Goodnight Moon and Bedtime for Frances. . . . Spitz offers interesting observations and anecdotal information on how children project their own experiences and emotions into picture book characters, from mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are to the curious protagonist of The Poky Little Puppy. . . . Throughout, too, she conveys her own delight in picture books and the wisdom of sharing books with children."ÑNancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel "What an impressive and rich work! The insight is awesome and I know this book will be able to help parents understand their children so much better than so many of the 'how to' books that are so prevalent on the parent education market. With every page of this book I was compelled to read on, with the feeling I can't wait to share what I'm learning with parents everywhere. If you enjoy reading to your children, I know you will enjoy reading this book."ÑBarbara Burrows, Parenting Magazine "[A] touchingly sensitive and wisdom-filled book. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and grandparents, to teachers and writers, to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, to all those who are interested in children and how to assisted them in negotiating the mine-laden path of growing up."ÑMartin A. Silverman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly "[A] thought-provoking examination. . . . [Spitz's] book is a must-read for any serious student of children's literature as well as that core group of parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who are actively engaged in raising children. Provocative, well-written, scholarly without being dry or pedantic, Spitz's text makes a compelling case for the power of art and literature, and the responsibility that accompanies such power, particularly when it relates to children."ÑPublishers Weekly "Through lucid analyses of text and illustrations in beloved children's books, the author provides a thoughtful guide to choosing and using classic books to read aloud with young children. . . . This graceful book is a wonderful resource, full of insights for parents, as well as for child care personnel."ÑAlice Sterling Honig, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "[A] brilliant study. . . . [Spitz] organizes her study by the major psychological themes that picture books address--fear of separation (usually first experienced at bedtime, death and loss, disobedience and punishment, and self-acceptance. Along the way, she provides glimpses at the books' larger cultural contexts and her research into children's responses. . . . Inside Picture Books is a rich, multilayered discussion of a powerful art form that is relevant to us all."ÑJohn Hammond, San Antonio Express-News "[Spitz] has assembled for study some of the most mesmerizing and enduring children's books of the last century. . . . Inside Picture Books . . . contains a critically important message, that of p, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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Inside Picture Books - signed or inscribed book

1999, ISBN: 9780300076028

Hardcover, ID: 434446498

Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Mention a name from a beloved childhood picture bookÑMadeline, Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Max and his "wild things"Ñand most adults can recollect a bright image, fragments of a story, the timbre of a certain reading voice, the sensation of being held, and best of all being together with someone and enveloped in fantasy. Why do picture book images shown to us as young children linger in our minds? How do picture books shape our lives early on and even later into adulthood? This book takes up such questions. It explores the profound impact of the experience of reading to children. Ellen Handler Spitz reveals how classic picture books transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. Each chapter of the book discusses well-known children's booksÑGoodnight Moon, Babar, Little Black Sambo, to name a fewÑthat deal with a theme of importance to young children. These include bedtime, separation, loss, and death; curiosity, disobedience, and punishment; and identity and self-acceptance. Focusing on the relationship between a child and an adult reader, Spitz explains the notion of "conversational reading" and emphasizes the mutual benefits of dialogue and intimacy. This book not only gives parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and scholars a new understanding of the meaning of picture books, it also empowers adults to interpret and choose future cultural experiences for their children. Ellen Handler Spitz is a lecturer in the department of art at Stanford University. She writes and lectures widely on the arts, psychology, and culture. She is also the author of Art and Psyche and Museums of the Mind. "This is a book for each and every adult (professionals and parents) who read to children providing a mutually enriching experience for child and adult. Ellen Handler Spitz has transmitted glowingly and in a wonderfully readable manner her deep and broad understanding of how the adult reading to and looking with younger and older children at books written for and artistically created for children and their readers can be a powerful positive force in the lives of children and their readers (parents).In writing this original, scholarly, highly readable book for children's readers, Ellen Handler Spitz has also enlarged our understanding of how children's capacities for pretending, playing and imagining is nurtured and enhanced in the context of a personal relationship with the reader. She demonstrates this with a literary, psychological analysis of picture story book classics that are suitable for readers and children of all ages.Ellen Handler Spitz is an effective advocate for the practice of adults reading to children. In this book the author describes how this process engages children in reading as an abiding resource, one that helps to organize and consolidate a powerful transcending force, the mutual, warm, trusting bond of children and their parents."ÑAlbert J. Solnit, M.D., senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Yale University "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read the picture books that have enchanted generations of young children. She shows convincingly how hidden in the familiar stories such as Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and many others (which she analyzes in detail) are the anxieties of childhood such as fear of separation and loss or the threat of aggression. Encouraged by the brave and funny characters in the story and soothed by the gentle rise and fall of the parents voice the child falls asleep. These interactions, although brief, often have a lasting influence on the child's imagination and moral development. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child. Essential reading for every parent, teacher and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author of Second Chances Men, Women and Children a decade after Divorce, Founder Center for the Family in Transition "A spellbinding work. With remarkable psychological insight and graceful prose the author evokes the intimate dreamlike world created by parent and young child at bedtime when they read picture books. A truly wondrous look into the complex, passionate inner life of the child that is essential reading for every parent, teacher, and everyone who works with or is interested in helping young children."ÑJudith Wallerstein, Ph.D., founder of the Center for the Family in Transition "This is a splendid addition to the literature about children's booksÑa unique synthesis of key ideas from developmental psychology, from psychoanalytic theory and from literary criticism. Both scholarly and lively, it is to be recommended to psychoanalysts, specialists in children's literature, parents, and all former children. Spitz's postulates are thought provoking and entertaining. They offer fresh insights into old favorites as well as providing an introduction to less well known books, and new ways of approaching all children's picture books."ÑLynn Reiser, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine "Spitz understands just how important it is to think of the picture book as a vehicle for constructing meaning with the child and for developing a relationship between child and adult."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "A work of profound cultural importance, this book addresses the powerful impact of books that shaped our lives early on and that continue to guide us in our adult lives."ÑMaria Tatar, Harvard University "If we really believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' and I do, then we all should pay much more attention to picture books and what they print on our memory. This book goes right to the core of the issue."ÑPat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman "What a marvelously thought-provoking book! Spitz examines a wide assortment of classic children's picture books that deal with important parenting themes from a psychological viewpoint. . . . The books she examines are children's classics; but, because she is looking at them from a different perspective, the insights she offers on these works, and their authors, are truly refreshing. The ones that I had read, I want to go back and read again. Those that I hadn't read, are ones that I now want to read. . . . In the end one comes away with a new appreciation for both the quality of good picture books and the important role that they play not only in entertaining children, but in providing children and parents guideposts in life's journey."ÑNorman D. Stevens, American Book Collectors of Children's Literature Newsletter "[A] fascinating psycho-social exploration." Ñ Victoria Brownworth, Baltimore Sun "Without jargon or pretension, Spitz celebrates the story and art in [children's] books while discussing their effects in terms of psychology, aesthetics, morality and culture. . . . Even readers who have known about the books forever will find surprising things to think about. Parents and other adults who read aloud to kids, as well as children's literature professionals, will enjoy what Spitz shows about the power of these deceptively simple images and the pleasure of sharing them across generations." ÑBooklist "It was absolutely a pleasure to read this book. . . . Dr. Spitz understands that reading aloud is a relational activity that involves shared experiences between generations. The author does a fantastic job of describing the joy involved in this experience."ÑMeredith Sargent, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic "Responding to characters and contexts in text and illustrations, Spitz has found a treasure trove of psychological implications in picture books. . . . Concerned parents, and surely devoted grandparents, will find fresh challenges here to help them think more about picture books' inscribed cultural values and, too often, stereotypes. Teachers and librarians will want to analyze Spitz's assumptions and examples. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students; professionals." ÑChoice "As much a call to action as it is an analysis."ÑJennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education "Because of her faith in the imagination, her hesitations, and her excellent taste, Spitz's selection and analysis of books in four picture-book subjectsÑbedtime, loss, anger, self-acceptanceÑare strong and provide a good model for choosing among contemporary offerings."ÑDaria Donnelly, Commonweal "Ellen Handler Spitz probes the complex aesthetic and psychoanalytic affects transmitted by the words and images of children's books. . . . Spitz writes in a clear and engaging fashion, one that is readable even to nonacademics."ÑLinda M. Pavonetti, Journal of Children's Literature "I can think of no better introduction and guide to young children's literature than Inside Picture Books. Drawing from her training in both psychology and art, Ellen Handler Spitz presents a beautifully written treatise on the content and form of successful picture books, and the ways in which these books tap into the imagination of the child. . . . In summary, Inside Picture Books provides a special window of insight into how classic and popular children's books connect with children. It is a book that is intended to teach parents about the complexity of themes that, at first blush, appear to be presented simply. It is a commentary on the power of the shared experience in imagination between parent-reader and child-listener. It is a book to be enjoyed by adults who have grown up enjoying picture books and a tutorial on how to look more deeply into what the child hears and sees. For developmental and behavioral specialists, it provides a new and fascinating slant on the child's use of imagination in the service of grown in understanding."ÑJ. Lane Tanner, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics "There is something fine and rare in Ms. Spitz's book, with its interpretations of picture books ranging from Margaret Wise Brown's 'Goodnight Moon' to Marjorie Flack's 'Story About Ping.' . . . Ms. Spitz speaks to her readers not as an academic but as a practiced read-aloud, knowing the relationship between storyteller and listener."ÑEdward Rothstein, New York Times "[A] sensitive, concentrated study. . . . [Spitz] stresses the pleasure of reading with children, its special intimacies and esthetic satisfactions of rhythm and reverie, sadness and humor. She draws attention to the pedagogical necessities of following child listeners' understanding, of listening to what they ask and feel, and guiding them, and she rejoices in picture books' power to develop 'inner possibilities.' . . . Spitz communicates vividly her pleasure in her material and speaks up vibrantly for the importance, complexity and place of shared reading and picture books in young lives and their future."ÑMarina Warner, New York Times Book Review "With a background in psychology and children's literature, Spitz accessibly explains the significance of bedtime classics such as Goodnight Moon and Bedtime for Frances. . . . Spitz offers interesting observations and anecdotal information on how children project their own experiences and emotions into picture book characters, from mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are to the curious protagonist of The Poky Little Puppy. . . . Throughout, too, she conveys her own delight in picture books and the wisdom of sharing books with children."ÑNancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel "What an impressive and rich work! The insight is awesome and I know this book will be able to help parents understand their children so much better than so many of the 'how to' books that are so prevalent on the parent education market. With every page of this book I was compelled to read on, with the feeling I can't wait to share what I'm learning with parents everywhere. If you enjoy reading to your children, I know you will enjoy reading this book."ÑBarbara Burrows, Parenting Magazine "[A] touchingly sensitive and wisdom-filled book. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and grandparents, to teachers and writers, to psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals, to all those who are interested in children and how to assisted them in negotiating the mine-laden path of growing up."ÑMartin A. Silverman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly "[A] thought-provoking examination. . . . [Spitz's] book is a must-read for any serious student of children's literature as well as that core group of parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who are actively engaged in raising children. Provocative, well-written, scholarly without being dry or pedantic, Spitz's text makes a compelling case for the power of art and literature, and the responsibility that accompanies such power, particularly when it relates to children."ÑPublishers Weekly "Through lucid analyses of text and illustrations in beloved children's books, the author provides a thoughtful guide to choosing and using classic books to read aloud with young children. . . . This graceful book is a wonderful resource, full of insights for parents, as well as for child care personnel."ÑAlice Sterling Honig, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "[A] brilliant study. . . . [Spitz] organizes her study by the major psychological themes that picture books address--fear of separation (usually first experienced at bedtime, death and loss, disobedience and punishment, and self-acceptance. Along the way, she provides glimpses at the books' larger cultural contexts and her research into children's responses. . . . Inside Picture Books is a rich, multilayered discussion of a powerful art form that is relevant to us all."ÑJohn Hammond, San Antonio Express-News "[Spitz] has assembled for study some of the most mesmerizing and enduring children's books of the last century. . . . Inside Picture Books . . . contains a critically important message, that of p, Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780300076028
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0300076029
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Pess, New Haven & London: 1999

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