We compare the perceptions of literary works and illustrations relating to the adult reader and child. Adult readers in the process of perception of literary works based on their far more extensive than that child, cognition, for his great life experience. Skilled adult reader can practically unlimited volume and a very long time to perceive verbal information. And the perception is different from Children are much more rationality, it is more focused on comprehension of the meaning of the text. For him, the most important is reflected in the literary work the basic ideas, vision, unique identity writer. A different perception of the text is peculiar to the reader-child transmission.
For example, a long read, do not interrupt viewing of images, it quickly tiring. But the emotional and sensual sphere of perception appears very actively, directly. Moments of experience, all sorts of emotional responses induced by reading (surprise, joy, sadness, anger, joy, etc.) occur in children is much stronger, brighter, directly than in adults. On the other hand, a child is not there needs to concentrate all their attention on the text. In my thoughts, ideas, book a child perceive only what is available of his mind. It is particularly acute psyche responds to external, the most striking and spectacular moments of action, its sharp turns and events. And in the nature of literary heroes, their deeds child takes first the most simple and accessible to understanding of the features that cause it deep and strong emotional reaction. Naturally, under these conditions, the image was not only not a hindrance in the process of reading, but, in contrast, creates a desirable and even needed extra incentive to quit abundant and rich in emotional energy of the child.