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ERIC Number: ED099807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Legibility in Children's Books: A Review of Research.
Watts, Lynne; Nisbet, John
This book reviews the research in the field of typography as it affects children's books and sets it in the context of research on reading. The contents include five chapters: "Problems of Definition and Measurement" discusses the various measures of legibility used in research studies. "The Reading Process" examines three stages in the process of learning to read and typography in relation to learning to read. "Typographic Factors" discusses upper and lower case print, typeface and the use of serifs, margins, recommendations for standards of legibility in children's books, numerals, punctuation, and paper surface. "Color and Illustration" discusses both the use of color and the size, position, and nature of illustrations; and "Summary" highlights the important points to emerge from the study of typography. Also included are a glossary, "Introductory Guide to the Research Literature," and a bibliography. (WR)
Humanities Press Inc., 450 Park Ave. S., New York, New York 10016 ($6.75, paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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