Picture books are not just for kids under 10.
“They are excellent spring-boards for creative writing in middle school and high school and should be read by teens who will love their beautiful illustrations and lyrical language. Anthony Brown, children’s laureate in the United Kingdom thinks the cry for graphic novels is the result of people being dragged away from picture books too early.”
Dad and daughter reading a Shine-A-Light book
If you as an adult can enjoy a good picture book when you read it to your child, why wouldn’t a 16-year-old also enjoy it? The key is finding beautiful picture books that tell fascinating stories. Fox is an absolutely fantastic short story about love and friendship, regret and redemption…and definitely not for little kids. Another short love story written in picture book form for teens/adults is Norman and Brenda.