For my digital story, I used a website called StoryJumper to create a children’s book.  The one great thing about this website is you can add narration to your stories. Being that this is one of the criteria necessary, it was a perfect choice.

While the website offers a library full of scenes and props to illustrate the story, at my daughter’s insistence, I illustrated it myself.  Please excuse the minimalistic illustrations and lack of background scenery.  I am not an artist!

Be sure to click the play button to hear the audio and click the bottom corner of each page to turn the pages.  I hope you enjoy!

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” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>My Story

Platform:

I used my laptop and the website StoryJumper  

Setting:

There is no specified setting in the book.

Script:

Guess What?

Cover: Title page

Text: “guess what?”

Written and Illustrated by Kathy M.

Page 1

Text: Guess What? Written and Illustrated by Kathy M.  For my three inspirations, Casey Lauren, Patrick Daniel and Madison Rose.

Page 2

Text:  Lauren was the oldest child.  She thought being the oldest was the worst thing ever!Danny was the middle child.  He thought being in the middle was the worst thing ever!Rosie was the youngest child.  She thought being the youngest was the worst thing ever!

Page 3

Illustration: 3 frowning children

Page 4

Text: Lauren always got into trouble for everything her little brother and sister did wrong.  Mom and Dad always said, “Lauren” in their angry voice, “you’re older, you should have known better!” Lauren always had to help take care of her little brother and sister. This made Lauren mad.

Illustration: Angry Lauren

Page 5

Text:

Danny always got into trouble for everything his younger sister did wrong and for touching his big sister’s things. Mom and Dad always said, “Danny,” in their angry voice, “Leave your sister’s things alone!”  Not only was Danny stuck in the middle, he was also the only boy. Ugh! He was always surrounded by girl things. Yuk! This made Danny mad!

Illustration: Angry Danny

Page 6

Text:

Rosie always got into trouble for pestering her big sister and big brother.  Mom and Dad always said, “Rosie,” in their angry voice, “Leave your sister and brother alone!”  Rosie was never allowed to do anything fun, because she was just too little.  This wasn’t fair!  This made Rosie mad!

Illustration: Angry Rosie

Page 7

Text: Lauren fought with Danny! Danny fought with Rosie! Rosie fought with Lauren!

Illustration: 3 sad children.

Page 8

Text: This drove their Mom and Dad NUTS! Mom and Dad ALWAYS told them they loved them all the same.

Illustration: 3 smiling children.

Page 9

Text: Lauren, Danny and Rosie didn’t believe them.

Illustration: 3 frowning children.

Page 10

Text: Lauren knew they loved Danny the most! Danny knew they loved Rosie the most! Rosie knew they loved Lauren the most!

Illustration: 3 angry children

Page 11

Text: Every night in bed… Lauren wished she was an only child. Danny wished he was an only child. Rosie wished she was an only child.

Illustration: 3 frowning children.

Page 12

Text: One morning at breakfast, Mom and Dad said they had something really important to tell them. They were smiling really big. Then Mom said..

Illustration: Mom and Dad

Page 13

Text: “Guess What?”

Page 14

Text: We’re having a baby!

Illustration: Mom

Page 15

Text: Rosie smiled, because she would no longer be the youngest.

Illustration: Wide grinned Rosie

Page 16

Text: Danny smiled, because she would no longer be the middle child.

Illustration: Wide grinned Danny

Page 17

Text: Lauren realized she would ALWAYS be the oldest child, NO MATTER WHAT! Then…

Illustration: Frowning Lauren.

Page 18

Text: She smiled

Illustration: Wide grinned Lauren.

Page 19

Text: The end.

 

Works Cited:

“#1 RATED SITE FOR CREATING STORY BOOKS” StoryJumper. www.storyjumper.com, accessed 29 June 2017.