Illustrator/Designer required for children’s short story. Size to be only 4 x A4 pages in total per story. 6 stories currently required with potential for additional stories in immediate future.
We are a company providing tennis lessons to children ages 3 to 5 years old. We will be reading and showing children the story book for them to act out the story through a tennis lesson and other exercises. The pictures and story design is required to emphasis active, fun exercises and healthy children.
Story line and activity plan is provided with photo example of ideal picture/book style we are looking for. Needs to excite and have children interested in acting out the pictures/story. The coaches’ instructions for the activity is outlined in the () bracket portion below.
TITLE: The Very Hungry Child
One morning at the breakfast table, a hungry little boy looked at his dad and wondered if he will ever be that big and strong? He wondered what he has to do to growth the best way. (Action – ask the children what they think they would/should do?)
So the little boy decided to start with all the yummy good food and lots of fun active tennis games. This will make him grow bigger, strong and healthy.
On Monday he ate lots of pear and grapes
He was able to balance on one foot for a long time and make big jumps and got a big sleep at night
(Activity – warm up with some star jumps and balancing on one foot then the other. See if they are able to stand on their tip toes.)
On Tuesday he ate lots of peas and sausages
He played lots of ball games and got a big sleep at night
(Activity – divide the group into 2 or 3 teams depending on class numbers. Give each team 1 racquet and a ball each. Set a finish line with a bucket for each team 5-10 metres away. The kids must balance the ball on their racquet all the way to the bucket and drop the ball in. They then race back and pass the racquet to their next team mate who does the same. Encourage all teams to cheer their team mates)
On Wednesday he ate lots of strawberries and watermelon
He made a new friend so he showed them how we can hit the tennis ball over the net and got a big sleep at night
(Activity – Keeping the kids in their teams from the previous activity, give each teams a fruit names. Have racquets set up at the net enough for the numbers in the teams. When you call out the team’s fruit, those kids need to run and pick up the racquet and hit 3 volleys each. Rotate quickly between teams giving each team two goes at the net.)
On Thursday he ate lots of tomatoes and potatoes
He did lots of running and got a big sleep at night
(Action – get all the children to collect the tennis balls)
On Friday he ate lots of apples and bananas
He could jump up high and higher, and got a big sleep at night
(Activity – Warm down by the coach holding one tennis ball in each hand pretending it’s an apple or banana. Call up kids two at a time to try and jump and reach for the ball, if they can grab it they can hide it under their buckets. Make it harder by moving from side to side or higher. Rotate through quickly so the others don’t get bored waiting their turn)
On Saturday and Sunday he ate chicken wings and pizza and ice cream - as it’s ok to have “sometimes foods”, sometimes.
Soon, he could see how much he was starting to grow
He was stronger and healthier
He could catch and throw a ball
He could run faster and longer
He was had made more friends with all fun and games he was playing
And he felt happier and he knew he will be a big, strong man in no time.
Who feels they are stronger and healthier from been active and having fun?
(Action – get everyone to show their new muscles and say “oh and ah” how big they are.)
(Action - Give out food stickers)