My picture book reflection:
Bike Safety: To be safe on the roads and my bike I learnt I had to:
Have a secure helmet, working brakes, oiled chain, pumped tyres,
No broken or bent spokes and no bent handle bars.
Picture Book: I then had to use my understandings of bike safety and write a picture book story that included some aspects of bike safety.
Illustrations: I also had to learn about illustrations – I carried out a survey about illustrations in picture books.
I found out that picture books have an average amount of two to three pictures on each page.
They have about thirty-five pages or less. The pictures can be drawn by hand or made on a drawing program
I then learnt and practised some techniques for illustrating picture books and included some of these in my picture book such as: Collage, dye, people with cut-out bodies, Indian ink and drawing.
To make my picture book interactive, I embedded links within my story and finally I entered it into the Feet First competition.
Our school won a Highly Commended Certificate and some picture books for our Digital Journey Picture Book stories.