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

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I guesd that it varies from children to children. Some would prefer fiction while others like non-fiction. :)
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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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fictional dog with colourful illustrations is better. i am not sure if every child will like real dog photos.
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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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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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As long as the story is good, I think any type of story would be fine.
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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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When my children were very young they preferred real pictures. Perhaps they could relate to them more because this is the world as they saw it. But as they grow older, and the better readers they become, they prefer a fiction book. As Anne of Green Gable's would say, "It provides more scope for their imagination."

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I think it depends on each individual child, but I guess vivid illustrations of dogs might be more appealing to most children than pictures of the real thing.

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