Know the child
What is clear is that while the book may be small and the story big, the child recipient of the picture book is small with a huge and quick learning brain. If you think about it, a child learns more in their formative years than they will in the long live happily ever after of the rest of their life – think about the stages between birth through eating, talking, walking, singing and dinosaurs (which came after Thomas the Tank Engine in our house). They go through many stages in reaching the picture book age. Let’s consider this.