"Is It Really for Kids?" Comparing Children's Book- Woolvs in the Sitee, to a Children's Movie- Shrek

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SACE STAGE ONE
English Communications
Critical Analysis
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This Critical Analysis essay is based on the movie Shrek. The book Shrek! Was written by author William Steig, which the film was directed by Vicky Jenson and Andrew Anderson. The Analysis is also based on a children’s picture book which the class were given a range to choose from, I chose the picture book Woolvs In The Sitee. Woolvs In The Sitee is written by author Margaret Wild, with Illustrations painted by Anne Spudvilas With the analysis, it is to tell what some of the adult themes there are in the children’s book and the movie, to see if the themes are suitable for children. The question is “Is it really for kids?” An adult theme is a type of category that can be placed in everyday life. Adult themes can be used in the body language, and it can also be heard in language; these are the most common to be noticed. It is just like a movie and a book, in a movie there are different categories for a person’s age; for a G (General) rating it can be watched by children even if they are by themselves. If it is rated PG (Parental Guidance) the children should be around a parent or at least have someone around that is an adult. In a PG rated film there could be some un-necessary body language used for a child to watch. In books there are also different categories with a range that says ‘children’ to ‘adventure’ and many more. A book cannot be watched like a movie can be. In a picture book, you would not be able to see the pictures move but to read along and to imagine. Each book has a different story, and it depends on the author. For the reader of the book, the person would be able to imagine the words moving in their mind. This would make the reader notice the adult themes in the book. The adult themes in Woolvs In The Sitee, are hard to notice. The story is about a little boy who is afraid to go outside because he sees wolves in the streets and where he used to play. He has a neighbour...
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