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ERIC Number: EJ1287276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Surprise, Surprise! Exploring Dust Jackets, Case Covers, and Endpapers in Picture Books to Support Comprehension
McNair, Jonda C.
Reading Teacher, v74 n4 p363-373 Jan-Feb 2021
I present a sampling of picture books with a focus on three peritextual features in particular: dust jackets, case covers that are different from the dust jackets, and endpapers. First, I briefly highlight scholarship related to peritextual features, followed by a description of four picture books with these three peritextual features, and explanations about how these features can support meaning making in regard to literary elements such as characterization, theme, plot, and setting. I conclude with the need to focus greater attention on peritextual features in picture books.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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