#ChildrensVideoBook #ChildrensBook #OurPreciousHearts #Heartist
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What are Children’s Video Books? You did read the title right and your here, reading, I hope?
Well, let me explain. It goes back about 7 years ago when I wrote my first children’s book, which won some awards, toot toot – insert my clarinet honking sound here. My first book was rich in active verbs I could visualize in animated form. You know when you read good book, your mind wanders and visualizes the story? That.
I could see the pictures move in my mind from the story’s words. But. How does a #mamawriter with little experience in computer geek get from story to having a book with moving pictures? With limited time and limited budget? This is, after all, a hobby. A hobby that I love; dreaming up and visualizing children’s picture books. I have 3 more in the works as we speak. So much to do and very little time. Squirrel.
Back to the #childrensvideobook story. I wanted the next story that I wrote, Our Precious Hearts, about how each of us has a precious heart, to have moving pictures. What does an artist do? I started researching options. Costs. Time. All the things that need to be done to get to the final outcome. A children’s book with moving pictures. Long story short, a I found a professional to help me on Thumbtack which is valuable for researching creative projects. I found a video animator there to help me with my vision of seeing hearts beating, with the thump thump sound in the background as words read off the page. I admit it was a lofty goal, a dream in my head is challenging to translate in to words, let alone to explain in simple terms my intent to the animator. It did get done, after a few months of work, a book was born in both English and Spanish. I believe that the Spanish language is beautiful, and each of my books is translated into Spanish. Nuestros Corazones Preciosos es un libro para el corazón de nosotros. #librosparaniños
That brings me to the final point.
I’m an #indiewriter. I’ve got my own library. I share fun things on my Facebook page. I write for children and I want them to own their own books. #Videobooks are a unique way to give children the gift of a beautifully illustrated and animated book with music, sounds, moving pictures and words that read off the page. Video books are animated books that they can own on their own device and that they can read, watch and enjoy over and over again. These types of books are magical. Video books bring a book to life. Imagination is good, video books bring it to another level.