Why the Wild Things Are

Why the Wild Things Are

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This is the first book to examine children's many connections to animals and to explore their developmental significance. Gail Melson looks not only at the therapeutic power of pet-owning for children with emotional or physical handicaps, but also the ways in which zoo and farm animals, and even certain television characters, become confidants or teachers for children--and sometimes, tragically, their victims.... and animals moved from the periphery to center stage.22 Today, seven of the top ten all-time best-selling childrena#39;s books ... a psychologist at Purdue University, examined 100 randomly selected picture books published from 1988 to 1992, anbsp;...

Title:Why the Wild Things Are
Author:Gail F. MELSON, L. Gail Melson
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30


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