Can you tell the difference between a three-year-old and a ten-year-old?
I’m guessing you answered yes to that question. But do you ask yourself this question when you sit down to write a picture book? When you’re writing the thing, of course, it’s most important to follow your inspiration and get the words down on the page (screen!).
But once you’re ready to think about submitting it or publishing it yourself, it’s a different story. THEN you have to start thinking about audience.
Somebody got in touch the other day to chat about a kids’ book project and he happened to mention that the book was aimed at “kids ages three to eleven.”
Three to eleven???