I am so torn about whether the illustrations in children’s books need to have an overarching story in and of themselves or not. SO TORN!
Probably yes. I generally think yes. But then I go and try to tackle things with enough vagueness that they could have wide application. Wide application means multiple possible plot and development branches, which, well, is not a single overarching story framed in illustrations.
Because I’m trying to teach rather than telling a single story.
“Are you going to tell me to start over?” is my vulnerable question, both to myself and to you. Except, can’t we straight teach kiddos? Do we really need to cloak everything in a story?
Can you tell that I thought I was almost done with a project only to go back and have various internal crises about it? 🙂 Please wish me well. Prayers welcome, too, of course!
Maybe God’s Word is overarching enough. Maybe the theme and comforts are overarching enough.
<SO MUCH PERSONAL DOUBT! BUT SO MUCH PROMISE IN GOD’S WORD TO SHARE!>
I seriously think image ideas are the hardest part of children’s books.