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Educational Book for Kids on the Oceans
The book is brimming with full colour illustrations, all of which are completed in oils. I wanted to create a visual feast that not only diverts the child, but educates. What better way than juxtaposing a magic teapot, colourful pandas and a young girl against the weird creatures of our oceans?
|Katie and the Cosmic Pandas' Deep Sea Voyage|
Katie has a secret. Mummy’s teapot is no ordinary teapot. Not only has its spout poured rivers of tea, the teapot can also fly.
One day, Katie took the teapot with her to the seaside. Shells and teapots were alike, she noticed. Both were hollow and made a ‘chink’ sound when you tapped them. If you held a shell to your ear, a hushing sound like the sea could be heard.
Katie held the teapot to her ear and listened through the spout. A voice piped, ‘we’re at the seaside! We’re at the seaside!’
Katie’s friends the Cosmic Pandas had appeared on the china and they were popping out onto the sand! ‘Oh, joy what a glorious day!’ They danced and leapt about. ‘Come on, chop, chop!’ Greenpatch rallied, ‘time and tide waits for no panda!’ The five of them leapt inside.
‘Where are we going?’ Redpatch asked.’
Katie giggled. ‘Let’s see the sea.’
‘The sea? quizzed Redpatch.
‘We might find pirate ships in its watery depths,’ Silverpatch crooned.
‘And treasure!’ Goldpatch chirped.’
‘I want to find something for mummy and daddy,’ Katie announced climbing in.
And with that, the teapot took off for the sea. ‘Whoa!’ they cried.
A Unique Book for Kids
|Katie's Magic Teapot in the Coral Reef|
This great kid’s book educates youngsters about the creatures of our oceans, via colourful illustration and a play on words. It has taken me around three months to paint the detail on the original images, all of which measure 15x12in (the double images were 15x24in). A creative but exhausting experience, I am certain it has been worth the effort. Screenshots of the print version’s pages serve to inform on the look of my picture book’s interior.
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|Katie and the Cosmic Pandas Journey to the Ocean Floor|
I have published Katie's Magic Teapot Omnibus Edition, of both stories Katie's Magic Teapot & the Cosmic Pandas, and Katie & the Cosmic Pandas' Deep Sea Voyage, making this a little cheapter than purchasing the 2 stories separately. Ben's Little Big Adventure book might be alternative for boys.
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