Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ordinary Tales

Some time ago, I promised I would post my final project for my Kid Lit class, which is a picture book written and illustrated by me. I finished the project and turned it in and got an 'A' on the project and an 'A' in the class and have since graduated with an A.S. in Library and Information Technology. Yeay me! However, I'm having a hard time embedding my book project on this blog in a format that is readable and I'm tired of messing with it so here is a link to it on my Wiki. You have to manually click through the slide show, which is fine, you can look at the child-like pictures as long as you please.
Ordinary Tales: Or When Fairytale Characters Behave Themselves and Mind Their Manners.

The story was inspired by a class discussion about fairytales and how some of the discussion participants thought that fairytales were too violent, unsavory, or otherwise inappropriate for children. Fairytales can be strange but that's what I love about them, and I started to think, what would the stories be like if the characters were all kind and polite to each other? My guess is that they wouldn't be very interesting.

And speaking of fairytales, you should check out Neil Gaiman's new picture book for all ages Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess. It tells you what you should do if you should happen to find yourself inside a fairytale world. Absolutely gorgeous illustrations. You could really get lost in them.

So that's all I have for now. I know the school year is winding down and the library is closed but the public library is still open so keep reading!

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