Things That Appear In Picture Books More Than In Real Life

Objects like tops and toy trains appear again and again in children’s books despite their absence from the lives of most contemporary children.

Words About Pictures, Perry Nodelman

To that list I’ll add:

Baddies appear in picture books more than in real life
Fireplace from 101 Dalmatians
  • nuclear families with a mother, father and the pigeon pair of kids

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