Smith, Vivienne (2003) Lifting the flaps on information: purpose and play in non-fiction texts. Literacy, 37 (3). pp. 116-122. ISSN 1741-4350Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Books with flaps comprise a small, but recognisable sub-genre of non-fiction texts for children. Whilst they are popular with young readers, they sit unhappily within an educational discourse of non-fiction that is dominated by notions of information retrieval and genre theory. This article considers the purpose and function of flaps in a number of texts and proposes that the best of these books provide pertinent lessons for readers about the nature of 'information', and about the playful nature of reading itself.
|Keywords:||education, children, non-fiction texts, reading, information retrieval, literacy, Education (General), Education, Language and Linguistics|
|Subjects:||Education > Education (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2007|
|Last modified:||02 Oct 2016 00:02|