Instructions Now that we have looked at media as an industry and how audiences are targeted, how gender representations in the media affect us, gender stereotypes and gender bias, we are going to look at specific examples of how media has the potential to shape how we view ourselves and those around us from a young age. The following assignment has to do with children's media in the form of picture books. Identifying the impact that these sources can have will help you understand how we are socialized. Some books indirectly reinforce gender stereotypes while others challenge such notions directly or encourage the young reader to pursue their interests/dreams. Instructions: You are to choose one of the following picture books from the list below and analise its content. Your answers should be written in proper paragraph format and your assignment should be formatted according to the MLA style guide. If you have a specific picture book (or comic book) that you would like to choose instead, please let me know. Choices: Where the Wild Things Are Chaku's Cycle I am Strong Sleeping Beauty The Frog Prince The Sissy Duckling Henry Holton Takes the Ice Max Cleans Up Road Work Ahead Arthur Turns Green Answer the following questions in your analysis: What is the book about? Summarise the plot (one paragraph). Who are the characters and what are their demographic characteristics? Age? What jobs do the grownups in the stories have? Who is the target audience? What is the age range of the target audience? Explain how we can tell from looking at the format of the book/the plot. What themes about gender does the story include? Think of how they talk, what they are wearing, their interests, etc. What is the lesson? Moral of the story? How do the images support the text? Does this picture book/comic book perpetuate any dominant societal values in terms of gender? Explain Does this picture book/comic book challenge established societal values/norms when it comes to gender in order to prevent the perpetuation of harmful behaviours and ways of thinking? (part of a prevention strategy?) Explain. How impactful do you think this book is to a member of the target audience? Make connections to what we have learned about gender in the media thus far (use examples from the two documentaries in order guide your answer).