There are no books like the one I want to write.
There are Middle Grade Novels that are at the reading level I would like to write for. They contain three syllable words and an occasional subplot, But those have no illustrations and tend to be about more adult themes.
There are Chapter books that are formatted the way I want my book to be formatted with short independent chapters, reoccurring characters and constant settings, but those are written for a beginning reader and only have the occasional illustration.
And, There are Early Readers that use full page pictures to help the reader grasp the action of the story, like I would like to do, but those tend to be single sentence pages and deal with very simple subjects.
I want to write a book that can be read to and comprehended by the children who are too young to read the words themselves.
I want those children to be able to easily fallow along with the reader by looking at the pictures on the page.
I want it to break into short action packed chapters that can hold any child's attention.
I want each of those chapters to contain a lesson, but I do not want to hit them over the head with it. I want the lesson to be pointed out by the parent reading the book, not by the book itself.
I want to create a look to the book that has older kids (those who can read and comprehend it themselves) wanting to read it on there own, even though it is about a bunch of kids playing make believe.
I want this book to be able to compete for a child's attention when it is in the same room as the 36" HDTV
Right now, this type of book is not available
This means that there may not be a market for the book I want to write. I tried to figure out which shelf it would sit on if it was for sale today (other than the best seller shelf) and I was not able to decide.
Publishing is not the most important of my goals with this book, but I would be lying if I did not admit to wanting it.
Erin Also wrote "I think it's unique but also has mass appeal"
It may be too unique.
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