Type of Children's Book
These books are suitable for toddlers between 1-3 years old. The reason for giving these kinds of books to toddlers is to start introducing them to surrounding things. The topics are usually about the alphabet, name of animals, name of vegetables, numbers, and other things that needed to be introduced to toddlers. Other than the topics of board books, board books are made out of thick paperboards with a glossy finish on it. The purpose of using thick paperboards are so that toddlers easily flip and hard to tear. The illustrations in board books should be revealing and engaging children to read and continue to read until the end.
The topic in interactive books could be the same as for board books, but it could also tell about simple stories that are meant to entertain children. Could be about friendships, journey, moral stories, or other things. Some interactive books, use thick paperboards as well but the difference between interactive books and board books is, interactive books engage children to active while reading the book. For instance, the books ask children to perform activities such as putting a thumb inside the book, touching some parts in the book as part of the story, and more interactive things you could think of.
Basically, picture books are for children around 3 to 8 years old. The topic of picture books is varied, could be about fairy tales, folklore, fiction stories, and more. Same as others, illustrations still need to engage children’s interest to read and continuity to make stories understandable. Other than the illustrations, authors should write in short sentences for picture books, using easy words, and perhaps add some rhyme to it. The paper used for picture books is not as thick as board books. Slightly thicker than writing books, usually finish with glossy effect. Size for picture books varies, it could be small, medium, big, portrait, or even landscape.