Children's Book

2017

Illustrated and written for children and parents to open a dialog about anxiety.

Ideation
Mind mapping using the theme that we are assigned for this project, Ecosystem and Balance. I write a list of 20 different ideas to pursue. Of those I narrow it down to these three concepts that I discuss with my colleagues. Carbon footprint in electric vs petroleum fueled cars from manufacturing processes to daily use. Anne beginning and end create a copy of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Ingleside. "Let's talk about" book on dealing with stress for kids (adding equality/equity, or treating others with respect)
Storyboard and Dialogue

I start with a storyboard idea and work on dialog to help ensure my illustration work with my story line. Each step is critiqued in class.

Style and Illustration

Design Problem

  • Many books are written for parents about
    anxieties in children.
  • very few books are written for children about coping
    with their own anxieties.
  • None encourage real time communication between
    parents and children.

Design Solution

  • Picture book written for children and their
    parents to read together.
  • Parent tips to enhance understanding
    and research.
  • Engaging characters that children can identify.
  • Questions that encourage children to talk
    with parents.

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