New beginning

The work I have been doing is now obsolete after being rejected at presentation.

My new idea is to illustrate a children’s book about the seven sins and seven virtues. The would teach children about good and evil in a fun, light-hearted way.

One of my precedents for this is Dr. Seuss as his books are loved by children and are timeless, having lasted many decades. By using similar fun, “wacky” illustrations I hope to keep children interested while teaching them the Christian sins and virtues.

“Easy readers — Also called “easy-to-read”, these books are for children just starting to read on their own (age 6-8). They have color illustrations on every page like a picture book, but the format is more “grown-up” — smaller trim size, sometimes broken into short chapters. The length varies greatly by publisher; the books can be 32-64 pages long, with 200-1500 words of text, occasionally going up to 2000 words. The stories are told mainly through action and dialogue, in grammatically simple sentences (one idea per sentence). Books average 2-5 sentences per page. See the “Amelia Bedelia” books by Peggy Parish or other “I Can Read” books published by Harper Trophy.”

Another precedent is the Father Fox line of Christian children’s books. As you can see below, the illustrations and design for these books are terrible, which detracts from the power of their message.


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