Reading guide for Eleanor Curtain Publishing
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A bit of stink wafted in with this fun book!

A recent project completed earlier this year for Eleanor Curtain Publishing is now published. And it wasn’t a stink at all. It’s a very typical guided reading format. They are small, fictional books that can be found in most UK libraries and school libraries too. They are aimed at improving a child’s reading level, but are very much the forerunner of the picture book. Over the years I have illustrated a number of these little (often fictional) books.

The ‘Goodmans’ Go Camping

This book tells the story about a Hispanic family who, decide to go on a wonderful camping trip and get back to nature. However they fail to read the camp rule book properly and a stinky chaos ensues! They get ‘skunked’!

Character Development

The starting point for illustrating a guided read is character design. Generally the publisher wants to see how the artist (moi), sees the characters. It gives the publishers a chance to amend and adjust any character designs I do. I usually do some in full colour, as editing the colour (especially skin tones) is very important.

Trees forever! And no stink…

Today I am sharing some of the internal illustrations. The artwork is partly hand-drawn and partly digitally. I have also added some collage elements too. I still like to do some of the work by hand, but do enjoy trying new things all the time.

Lyn Stone
Birchington-on… UK
Tel: 01843846956

Freelance Artist / Illustrator (Traditional and Digital). I have been an illustrator for many years, working with publishers, editorial, advertising, theatres, and even a pub (n… Show more.

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Bonnier, Hatier, Templar Publishing, The Decanter, Little Brown Books, Schofield & Simms, Imagine Publishing, Media Therapy, Eleanor Curtain Publishing, Poule de luxe, Kids Space A…
The work she produces is, of course, delightful and speaks for itself; but I was also impressed with her professionalism in firstly explaining to me exactly what the process was of commissioning her, and the way she produced the work well within the time frame she had said. Throughout, she was most obliging in incorporating adjustments or re-drafts I requested, and she was always so pleasant and helpful that I felt I was dealing with a personal friend. I would have no hesitation in asking her to illustrate for me again, or in recommending her to someone else. And she's fun
— Richard Evans, UK, Joshua Piecrust's Alphabet Book