Children's Non-Fiction vs. Fiction based on a true story

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Re: Children's Non-Fiction vs. Fiction based on a true story

Post by Wasif Ahmed » 08 Nov 2016, 23:41

I guesd that it varies from children to children. Some would prefer fiction while others like non-fiction. :)
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Post by Paliden » 09 Nov 2016, 17:00

My children enjoy both types of books. My older children ( 11 and 9) tend to lean more toward non-fiction in this case while my youngest (7) definitely prefers fiction based on a true story.
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Post by rvenkat » 18 Dec 2016, 18:01

fictional dog with colourful illustrations is better. i am not sure if every child will like real dog photos.
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Post by ZenaLei7 » 10 Feb 2017, 21:23

Based on my experience as a baby-sitter, I feel like children like picture books with lots and lots of interesting illustrations. If the book is able to make a sound, they absolutely love it. I think a book filled with colorful illustrations that is based on a real dog could make a good book for little kids.
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Post by csimmons032 » 29 Apr 2017, 16:52

To be honest I don't know. I can only tell you what I preferred when I was little, which would be the colorful illustrations.
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Post by Anjum » 25 Nov 2017, 06:10

As long as the story is good, I think any type of story would be fine.
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Post by rcarr13 » 29 Mar 2018, 09:00

My kids like both. My daughter (age 2) enjoys anything with an animal on it. She doesn't care if it's a real-life photo or a drawn illustration. My son (age 8) would prefer pictures of the real animal if the story is based on a true story. He likes to be able to see what the real-life animal or people looked like. He enjoys a good fictional story too and is likes the drawn illustrations that go with those too.

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