The storybook that first caught my attention was Animal Cruise.
The image in the introduction sets the story up great providing great imagery for the cruise journey that’s about to take place. I think this is such a creative idea, and it’s something that I have not found this type of approach to. I do know a little bit about Ramayana, but I have a lot of learning left to do in that area. I love the touch of comedy as well as the monkey introductions! This is definitely a complete storybook that I’d want to read once learning more about Ramayana and Mahabharata.
I was a bit confused when reading the introduction about all the different relations and what story line this would entail. However, I did like how it contained a brief background to help with my confusion. If it were a topic that I was much more familiar with, I would’ve understood much more. That being said, by the end of the semester, this story would probably make much more sense to me. It followed the same basic set up as the first story did, but was a bit more scattered in context.
The title of this one immediately grasped my attention. I really liked the layout used here, as well as the colors of the storybook. I also found that at the end of each section, the author had a link to the next section, as well as the headings at the top right hand corner to easily navigate the storybook. I think the author does a good job at sticking to one topic, making it broad, but being able to focus on a big picture while maintaining understanding. The diary entries are such a good idea, and allow the reader to understand the emotional levels of the characters! I also really liked the pictures used in this storybook, especially the main page pictured above.