Once A Mouse
By Marcia Brown
About this book
Another image I found interesting was the very first page of the book. In the picture, the hermit is sitting in the forest "thinking about big and little." He then sees a mouse. This illustration is interesting to me because in the top left corner there is a crow that later on tries to eat the mouse, but for now he is just flying in the corner. If one were to carefully analyze this image they may be able to guess what is going to happen next and may even be able to know what the story is about. This is not the only symbolic thing on this page though. On the last page of the story it ends with "thinking about big and little," just like it began. The author didn't just draw this picture, they thought about many things in the story, not just the words on this page.
Elements of Illustration
Morris, Professor. "Expanding Perspectives for Comprehending Visual Images in Multimodal Texts." Children's Literature Notes. Arizona State University, Tempe. 25 Jan. 2016. Lecture.
Telford, Mckenzie. "Once A Mouse Review." Review. Web log post. Goodreads. Goodreads Inc, 4 Feb. 2016. Web. 9 Mar. 2016.