A is for … awareness. Fostering interspecies awareness through nonfiction ABC picturebooks
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Original versionGoga, N. (2021). A is for … awareness: Fostering interspecies awareness through nonfiction ABC picturebooks. In N. Goga, S. H. Iversen, & A.-S. Teigland (Eds.), Verbal and visual strategies in nonfiction picturebooks: Theoretical and analytical approaches (pp. 174–188). Universitetsforlaget. 10.18261/9788215042459-2021-13
The overall objective of this chapter is to explore whether a selected corpus of ABC picturebooks may foster interspecies awareness between humans and other animals. I will discuss how knowledge is organized and communicated both verbally and visually in a corpus of three ABCs about animals typical of Australia. Based on the analysis, I will examine how the reader is offered routes of communication in the selected ABCs and whether these routes are in tune with ideas of interspecies ethics.