The purpose of this study was to compare the use of traditional print books versus an electronic form of book called e-books and how parental input during shared book reading between the parent and child may or may not change depending on the format of the book. The researcher had 12 parent-child dyads participate in this study. Each parent read two books. One book was read on a Kindle and the other was paperback. The researcher analyzed and transcribed the parent and child language used, and also scored the reading experience using the ACIRI. The results of this study revealed that the format of the book did not make a difference in how the parent read to the child. These results reveal to parents and educators that one format of the book is not superior to another and either can be used during shared book reading. Furthermore, future research should take into account sample size of the participants and interactive features that are available on books.


Furey, Joan

Second Advisor

Wereley, Megan


Communication Studies


Shared Book Reading, Print VS Electronic

Publication Date


Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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