Saturday, December 12, 2009

Metatexts For Kids

The digital age has prompted developments in children's literature consistent with the changing forms and formats, changing perspectives and changing boundaries that readers of all ages are experiencing. Described in terms of Radical Change theory by Dr. Eliza Dresang, a professor at the University of Washington, some of these changes within books are evident in the five picture books shortlisted for the 2009 Governor General's Award for children's literature (illustration).