I like the textured effects as I feel it gives depth, this would work really well for my book.
My book series is called ‘Tank Tales’ and will feature a range of books that cover topics that are important for children to learn about. I decided to choose fish as my characters as they are colourful and I feel children will really like them as a character as they are different from the obvious cat, dog or rabbit. Also, when I thought about this project, I had always envisioned the characters being fish as I wanted to create a book around my pet fish as they all have different attitudes, characters and personalities and felt having the knowledge of how fish behave would help my project. Plus, I will be able to choose suitable characters to suit certain personalities which will help with the stories.
The task is to design and create a children’s book targeted towards Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 education that will appeal to younger audiences using fun pet like characters that children can relate to from their different personalities and backgrounds, covering different ethnicities and abilities. The content should use simple language with rhythms to engage the child throughout and the story/stories should have a strong message that children can relate to and cover topics such as relationships, healthy eating, activities, the environment and social media. Typography should be carefully chosen to meet the requirements of the target audience and imagery should be fun, colourful and engaging. Consider whether the book will work more successfully as a single edition or as a series and think about if/how the idea could develop across different formats such as animations, merchandise and toys.