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Top Ten Picture Books that Play with Perception and Perspective by Megan Lingo

Top Ten Picture Books that Play with Perception and Perspective by Megan Lingo

Little people are sometimes hard to buy for, but I bet a lot of your little people don’t have these great titles to keep them busy! With Christmas around the corner, this list from the nerdybookclub will come in handy. ~Elle

Nerdy Book Club

Are your eyes playing tricks on you?

There is something so enjoyable about optical illusions and other images that test the limits of our visual perceptual processing—the brain’s ability to make meaning of what we see. Much of the workaday world is invisible in its familiarity (the same button, same bus stop, same barista), but playful visual incongruities give us a chance to stop, look more closely, and marvel.

Tricks of perception and perspective are more than just trippy fun, though. Visual processing ability is critical for learning to read and succeeding in school, and learners benefit from engaging with images that let them practice this set of skills. What’s more, images that force us to question what we see invite us to evaluate our outlooks on a much deeper level. Visual perspective can be a powerful metaphor that reminds us to empathize, respect multiple viewpoints, and put value on…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. I recently read The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford for my degree and although it wasn’t a favourite of mine it did play with perspective, chronology and narration in a really interesting way if you’re looking for something similar to read? Great post! Xx

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  2. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving Elle. :O)

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  3. Thanks for sharing the list. I’m starting to do holiday shopping, so the timing is perfect.

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  4. Megan ||

    Elle, thanks so much for sharing this list! Lots of bookish ❤ to you!

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