Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Lifting the flaps on information: purpose and play in non-fiction texts

Smith, Vivienne (2003) Lifting the flaps on information: purpose and play in non-fiction texts. Literacy, 37 (3). pp. 116-122. ISSN 1741-4350

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3394
Keywords: education, children, non-fiction texts, reading, information retrieval, literacy, Education (General)
Subjects: Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:39
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3394

    Actions (login required)

    View Item