The legendary comic book creator Stan Lee recently founded his own children’s book imprint with 1821 Comics and Terry Dougas.
Stan Lee’s Kid’s Universe introduces a host of new storybook characters and brings Lee’s comic book legacy to a new generation of readers. We caught up with Lee for an email interview, getting his advice about creating the best books for kids. He shared these essential elements:
Colors and fun characters are essential in capturing children’s attention and sparking their imagination. Then, a creative story that takes these characters on an exciting, educational journey to make children care about these characters and engage them on a deeper level.
Lee continued, talking about two specific books published in his new imprint:
Once Upon A Time There Was A Pig [by Dani Jones] introduces Hamilton, the pig, who desperately tries to tell a story but keeps getting interrupted by his furry friends. The story of Reggie the Veggie Crocodile is told in rhyme, which is a fun way to engage children. It encourages children to maintain a balanced diet, and eat plenty of vegetables along with their meat … Both have wonderful and fun illustrations and they both have animal characters that children will find familiar.
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