Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Ben’s Little Big Adventure Gift Book Idea for Kids

Boy’s picture books can be a minefield if the gift is buyer unsure of the current trends or the age suitability of the book. But my picture book for young boys might be the answer. A learning book for boys aimed between the ages of 3 and 7, this describes the adventure of a young boy who finds himself on a quest for a midnight snack. Nothing unusual about that, only he has shrunk in the night and household objects become obstacles.

Books to Buy a Young Boy

Ben's Little Big Adventure
Ben likens the obstacles to the great wonders of the world, the stairs seeming more like the Great Pyramids, and the edge of his bed more like the White Cliffs of Dover. The Great Wall of China, Lake Victoria as well as well as others get a mention. Needless to say, poor Ben wishes he had a ‘magic machine’ to hand. Magic machines are Ben’s tag for such things as a glider, helicopter or a hot air balloon; these might make his task easier, but with none to be found, Ben has to be resourceful. Will he ever get to his much craved for snack?

Idea for Ben’s Little Big Adventure

The book took me about four months to complete, having lots of colour illustrations, all of which have been completed in oil paints. The paintings themselves are 12x16in (the double paged paintings being 32x12in). The images came before the story itself. I wanted the images to entice the eye with bizarre subject matter, bright colours and detail.

Book Idea for Children

Picture Book for Boys
Print version of Ben’s Little Big Adventure is 8x10in in size, 32 pages long, and tells the story in approximately 1000 words. Screenshots of the interior of the book as shown on this post will help give an idea to the look of the book. Kindle version of this book is also available.

Other Kindergarten Book Ideas

Picture Book for Tots
I have written two other children’s picture books, entitled Katie’s Magic Teapot and the Cosmic Pandas plus the sequel, Katie and the Cosmic Pandas’ Deep Sea Voyage. The first story describes Katie’s adventure flying through space in her magic teapot; the second story describes her adventures in the oceans. Both stories serve to educate about the world about us. Again these books are available as kindle and print versions.

So whether you are buying for a boy or a girl, both types of picture books can be found here. Further children’s book ideas can be found on my Amazon stores, links given below.

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