Some calls this text layers or text features
I have always thought of back matter as a way to include extra information about the book’s subject. However, backmatter is only one of the options, among many! Reading this blog post was eye-opening. Then, I looked at recent traditionally published picture books and compiled a list with examples. Please let me know if you know of any other type of adding information to non-fiction books.
Different font sizes/ font colors
- Text of She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch (2020) by June Smalls and Yumi Shimokawara has two different fonts.
- Another example is Diving Deep : Using Machines to Explore the Ocean (2022) by Michelle Cusolito and Nicole Wong.
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