Creature is my first book, made for a class in third year called Sequential Narrative, which was easily my favourite class in university to date.
When thinking of a theme for a book, I immediately knew I wanted to create a children's book. For inspiration, I looked to nature, architecture, and my experiences with shyness and loneliness. Shyness and loneliness are feelings that can consume you in childhood, but continue on into adulthood. I wanted to create a book that others could relate to, even if the character was strange looking. Its strange appearance also adds to the feeling of being an outsider.
Creature is about a strange thing that lives in solitude in the forest. It learns to make friends, while dealing with feelings of loneliness.
I really wanted to focus on setting, so I put a great amount of detail into the character's surroundings.
This book is not limited to children however- it is for anyone to enjoy.