Jimmy James as picture book?

Jimmy James as picture books?

I’ve been looking at stories and ideas I’ve already started working on to kick start 12×12 in 2012, and keep coming back to Jimmy James.

For those of you who have read his stories, you will already be familiar with this cheeky boy and his magical orange and purple spotted socks. For those of you who are new, you can see his stories here.

Looking at them, would they work as a series of picture books aimed at primary age children?

I’m sure my darling boys would be happy to give me some ideas for his stories – they already have, and I’m sure that list will grow if they are given half a chance to brainstorm.

But what do you think? Do you think an adventure a book would work as a picture book?

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  1. Melissa,
    My response would be, Why can’t Jimmy James work as a picture book? I think this scenario is exactly why 12 x 12 is awesome! You can explore this old idea in a completely new way. My favorite author to read when trying to put together a storybook/picturebook is Candace Fleming. Many of her PB have elements of adventure.

    Once, I plotted out her book, Imogene’s Last Stand — to find out when she introduced characters, problem, attempts to solve the problem. It allowed me to be more concise with telling a big story.

    Note: These comments are from a non-published, but trying-hard-to-learn-author.

    Nice to meet you in 12 x 12.


    • Thanks for your comment Eric. I hadn’t thought of it from that point of view – my kids are already coming up with ideas for me! My 9 year old has even offered to illustrate them for me!

      Nice to meet you too 🙂

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