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In this study, it is aimed to examine illustrated children’s books published in Turkey for ages 5-8 in terms of format, illustrations and content. In the research, the books of 15 publishing houses that published 50 or more children's books were examined. The books were analyzed through the "Illustrated Children's Book Evaluation Form" created by the researcher. The data obtained are digitized and shown as percentage and frequency in the tables. As a result of the examination, it was observed that while the publication date is shown in all books, 63.1% of the books do not show the age information their covers. In terms of format, it has been concluded that the majority of the books are suitable for cover, binding, font size and page layout, the picture-text relationship is Suitable in picture analysis, and partly Suitable in developing the child's dream world. In terms of content, it was concluded that the subject is suitable for the age group, that the spiritual state of the protagonists is explanatory, and the language and expression are plain and understandable. It was concluded that the main theme is suitable for age group, understanding the message, problem solving skill, language and expression, plotting, curiosity, being simple to complex, and embodying abstract concepts.

Children's literature, illustrated children's books, early childhood

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