It's late January 2017. Publication for I'm a Big Brother Now, my first picture book, is set for May 2017. But before files are sent to the printer, I wanted to get some honest feedback. I decided to ask my favorite seven-year-old, London, for a critique. A promise of an exclusive look at a book in progress was enough to get her to agree. Here's a bit of our conversation following her first read:
Me: What's did you think?
London: I liked it. It's a good book.
Me: Why did you like it?
London: Umm, not a lot of words. Not a lot of HARD words.
Me: Was there anything you didn't like about it?
London: No. There was nothing I didn't like.
Me: So there's nothing we can improve?
London: No. (long pause) Uhh, it needs more color in the background
Me: So you would tell all your friends to buy this book?
Me: Did you learn anything new?
London: Siblings are a lot of work!