I have been exploring the genre of postmodern picture books for one of my courses(Learning to Read RDG 692). It's interesting because the genre is fairly new to me even though I am familiar with some of the stories and authors in the genre. What is most interesting to me about the genre is its nontraditional way of bringing the story to the audience. In fact, these stories encourages the reader to co-create the plot with the author.
The characteristics of a postmodern picture book include:
Teachers may have more of a difficult time with this stories simply because they don't follow tradition and completing a simple "picture walk" through the postmodern picture book will certainly prove to be different indeed. Students, though will have no problem at all responding to these books and will enjoy how the characters speak directly to them.
Here is a link to some of the more popular postmodern picture book authors and their stories:
Barone, D. & Mallette, M. Best practices in early literacy instruction.
Pearl Garden is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M- Commerce. Follow along as she drops "pearls' of literacy and chronicles her pursuit of her Ed. D in Supervision-Curriculum and Instruction- Elementary Education. Just know that these are the ramblings of a doc student and a lot of what you read is a first draft and will go through some rewrites.