In Spanish 201, we created children’s books to read aloud to the students in the elementary school and donate our second copy to Arcadia Elementary. My book was realistic fiction and was about the process of a monarch caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It talked about the different stages of the transformation and went in detail about the process. I’m hoping the kids will take away a deeper understanding of this cycle in nature.
The process of writing the book was a very unique experience for me. It was neat to brainstorm possible topics that young children would be interested in and learn from. When it came to writing out the storyline, I had to reread it multiple times in order to fix grammar issues and make sure it flowed well. All of the pictures in my book were hand drawn and I found it fun to use my own creativity to illustrate the story. All in all, it was a fun and different project that I gained a lot from.