In the course of reading several children’s books, I have realized one major flaw about many of them; they are incredibly boring.
Many of the baby board books are repetitive and less than compelling. I cannot tell you how many baby books I have read about the sounds that barnyard animals make:
Pig = Oink, Cow= Moo, Cat = Meow etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not expecting to read a literary masterpiece in a “board book,” but come on! Even if there is a simplistic concept, at least the drawings could be innovative; different; creative; unique in some way shape or form.
Of all beings, children are the most open to off beat concepts. Authors and artists should take advantage of this aspect of children and create children’s books that reflect children’s innovative nature.