I have another two drafts I’m working on. I don’t want to talk too much about it publicly, but let me know if you’d like to give me any behind-the-scene advice on it. It’s another children’s book, theological in nature, but right now I’m facing what I call the Child Conundrum.
I firmly believe that God’s Word is for all of us, including children. Including infants! But, since I approach writing children’s books from an educational angle, I tend to get absorbed by the awesomeness of the topic and suddenly want to see a board book, a young children’s book, an older children’s book, and a VBS and Sunday school curriculum on the topic. 🙂
I have two drafts: one more for a board book and one for a larger age span of kiddos. How do I chose which to pursue? It’s not like some church topics are unimportant, even for infants.
I’m also torn because, well, I think my kids read above their grade levels and probably have a lot more exposure to theological concepts than many. So, trying the books out for the appropriate ages and seeing which goes over better . . . I’m just not sure I have all my necessary indicators within my immediate family.
Maybe I’ll pester some pastor-friends and see what they think. Well, maybe I’ll putter around with the two drafts a little more before I do that. (So DON’T feel left out if you don’t receive a random email from me.)
Children’s books are a big genre. And, I know some of you are very interested in that audience. What do you think? Is there a litmus test we could come up with? Like, if you have to have a certain sentence, figure out the age-level of the sentence? How can we address, in particular, the audience aspect of the Child Conundrum?