Good teachers are always looking for ways to help beginning readers and writers to understand what literacy is, how it works, who uses it, and what it is used for. Children who understand the nature and purpose of literacy are going to find learning to read and write a more satisfying, engaging and purposeful activity. One very rich source of ideas about literacy is those books, postcards and posters which feature illustrations of people engaging in the activity of reading and writing. In this book, the authors have gathered together information abourt such images, examined the nature of the demonstrations within them and considered a large range of ideas for developing activities based on the messages in the images. This fully illustrated book is a very practical aid to teachers of three- to eight-year-old children who want to extend their pupils' knowledge about the nature of reading and writing.