Children’s Book
Guide

A Children’s Book is an allegorical tale, usually of fictional and fantastic characters, written in simple but poetic language with relevant and appealing cartoons to accompany the story. Typically, the text is layered on top of the image and there are relatively few words per page.

Rationale: Research demonstrates that synthesizing information, or taking information and creating new and independent work, increases understanding and retention. Illustration is a way that visual learners can improve their comprehension. Visual artists as well as writers will be able to practice their talents.

Instructions: Work alone or work in pairs, one artist and one writer. Collaborate on a story that is an allegory; draw a preliminary story board. Write out the story in simple but attractive text. On 8.5x11 paper, illustrate the text so that there is very little text per page and it fits into a space where the text will be legible. Fold 11x17 paper into a book by stapling the pages together (account for a Title Page and Dedication). Use Poster Board to cut a cover.

General Guidelines

· Be creative
· Apply learned knowledge
· Make the story an allegory
· Keep the text simple but poetic
· Use little text per illustration
· Write the text carefully on top of the illustration
· Plan for the Poster Board Cover, Title Page, and Dedication when binding.

Children’s Book Rubric

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Children's Book Example

storyboardchildbook1.jpg-> storyboardchildbook2.jpg->
storyboardchildbook3.jpg ->storyboardchildbook4.jpg

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