When Mrs. Cummings
told us that we were going to be reading children's books I didn't want
to. It's nothing personal but I think that children's books are not for
freshman. We already went through that. Why do we have to read it again?
But as time went on I have started to like this (a little). After all,
it's not that boring.
At the beginning
of the unit and reading of children's stories I didn't think the stories
had morals. To me as a child, they were for fun. Now that I'm older and
have re-read some of my old childhood stories, I'm able to see that these
stories teach children to be safe and the way to treat people, and they
are also for fun. In Horton Hears a Who! there is a moral to treat
people the way you would like to be treated. When I was younger I didn't
see the true meaning of "a person's a person, no matter how small."
When my teacher
explained to the class we would be writing children's stories I was psyched!
Writing the story in the book was hard but drawing the pictures-I couldn't
wait. Drawing made me feel young again. That is the part I enjoyed most.
Writing my own children's story makes me feel like a real author of my own books. I think the message I put in my book about never taking candy or anything from a stranger is what I am most proud of. My story relates to real stories because mine has a message or moral to it just like a regular children's story. If my book was presented with an award, it would be for the message.
changed over the past six weeks. When I first heard that we were going
to be reading children's books, I was like, "I'm not going to like
that," just like when we had to write a story a while ago on the
computer. Children's literature is not just for little kids. It could
be for adults and young adults. Like in The Butter Battle Book
I like when they had funny names for weapons and the two different people
(Yooks and Zooks) had a beef. The other book, Oh the Places You'll
Go!, is not just for little kids because grown ups could read it and
gain knowledge from it.
The part of
the writing process I enjoyed the most was making up the story because
you could make up anything you want.
I kinda enjoyed
this project but the part I enjoyed the most was drawing the pictures.
I like it because it helped people understand and gave people an image
of what I was thinking of while I was creating my story.
It feels good that I authored my own book. If there are people that don't feel good or proud of their book they should. People should because it took a lot of work to do and finish a book. It feels so good that I would like to do another book.
My children's book was Rainbow the Bear. Our assignment was to design and create a story, a children's story, with book cover, color illustrations, and text. Then we showed it to elementary school children. Of my book, I am most proud of creating something that the little ones love and creating a story about a bear going on a journey to find out why he has a rainbow colored tummy. I would revise my story by making better illustrations because on the first page there's a colorful bear. It's supposed to be the mama bear laying down in labor. I didn't mean to make her colorful. I would revise the part of the story where the wolves come in when they said, "well well, look what he have here." I should just make them say, "Hey boys, you'll make a wonderful meal." Yeah, that would sound better.