Big picture - Where's Daddy?

Researching what parents do in contemporary children's picturebooks. An infographic by Matt Adams (University of Brighton) from 2012.

Reading bedtime stories to my young children not so long ago, I started to notice something striking about gender depictions. It seemed that 'daddies' rarely appeared; compared to 'mummies' they were invisible. Paying closer attention, I noticed that when dads did appear, they tended to be in the background. A research question was brewing…

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