Thursday, April 21, 2011

10 top tips for creating a book a child will love.

  1. Choose a topic both you and our child find entertaining.
  2. Keep the sentences short.
  3. Keep the plot simple.
  4. Have no more than 3 main characters.
  5. Use language your child understands.
  6. Make your child the main character in the story (or make sure the main character is a either a child or behaves and thinks like a child).
  7. Gather inspiration from storybooks in your home or at your local library.
  8. 'Google' art exercises for kids and try some of them out.
  9. Write and illustrate from your heart (and let go of worrying about what anyone else may think).
  10. Remember a child will not judge your work but will appreciate that you took the time to create something personal for them. They will proably cherish your book for many years to come.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea, thank you! :) I'm going to have a go at making one of these for my little one. Great blog