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ERIC Number: EJ1079408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
Picturebooks 2.0: Transmedial Features across Narrative Platforms
Serafini, Frank; Kachorsky, Dani; Aguilera, Earl
Journal of Children's Literature, v41 n2 p16-24 Fall 2015
Like other multimodal texts, the design, publication, and delivery of contemporary picture-books have been impacted by the digital revolution and the affordances of digital reading devices. Print-based picture-books are being published alongside digital narratives, and new digital picture-books are being created that no long begin as print-based books. These digitally produced texts may resemble in some basic ways their print-based predecessors, but these digital texts provide access to Web-based resources, navigational features, and types of interactivity that print-based texts do not support. Digital technologies and software platforms provide new affordances and capabilities that change the transactions between readers and multimodal texts in significant ways. This article focuses on the varying levels of interactivity associated with reading and viewing four instantiations of a fictional narrative across analog and digital media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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