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|