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ERIC Number: EJ1151418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Landscapes of Consciousness: Reading Theory of Mind in "Dear Juno" and "Chato and the Party Animals"
Arvelo Alicea, Zaira R.; Lysaker, Judith T.
Children's Literature in Education, v48 n3 p262-275 Sep 2017
Picturebooks aid children's developing social understanding because they are dialogic, relational contexts where child readers have opportunities to engage vicariously with a wide range of imagined others. We use research by literacy and literature scholars, including our own past work, to showcase a series of visual and linguistic elements in picturebooks that invite readers to co-create characters' consciousness via social imagination, the equivalent to a Theory of Mind in the world of story. We ground these relational and dialogical invitations by presenting an analysis of these elements in the picturebooks (in: Pak, "Dear Juno," Puffin Books, New York, 1999; in: Soto, "Chato and the Party Animals," Puffin Books, New York, 2004).
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Language: English
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