Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Katie’s Magic Teapot & the Cosmic Pandas Educational Book

Looking for the ideal picture book for a young child can be a minefield, as the sender is unsure of the tot’s preferences, learning stages or crazes of the moment. A totally different kind of tots’ picture book could be the answer, my children’s picture book, Katie’s Magic Teapot & the Cosmic Pandas.

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This illustrated children’s book in oils is designed to provide lots of visual stimulation for young explorers who wish to learn more about our cosmos, and what more bizarre way of doing so, than within a flying teapot?

This learning book is aimed primarily for young girls ages between 3 and 7 years of age.

The idea for the story came to me via the imagery first. I wanted to create images that will compel young eyes, as I would have liked a picture book to have done so for me as a youngster. I enjoyed experimenting with different compositions, particularly the double paged painting featuring a time-lapse travel through space, which shows eight teapots. Screenshots on this page serve to give an idea of the look of the book.

Learning Book about the Cosmos for Kids

Preview of Children's Learning Book
The picture book informs on the planets within our solar system as well as objects deeper into space such as galaxies and nebulae. Katie also encounters pandas along the way, the colour of each being significant to the surroundings. As the teapot embarks its journey, Katie spots a green panda in the village green, a blue panda up in the blue, a yellow panda nearer the sun and so forth.

The pandas scoop up space dust during the journey, of which Katie conjects is for cosmic tea, but which the reasons become clear in the story’s climax.

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Illustration for Katie's Magic Teapot
The book’s dimensions are 8x10in, 32 pages long and with approximately 1000 words, which makes it an ideal book for 3 – 7 year olds. The book is available on kindle as well as print copy version on Amazon. I wrote a sequel to the story, entitled, Katie and the Cosmic Pandas’ Deep Sea Voyage, which charts Katie’s journey under the oceans.

I have written a children’s book for boys entitled Ben’s Little Big Adventure. Details can be found on this blog or on Amazon.

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