Title of Abstract

The Pillow King

Submitting Student(s)

Sierra Wheeler

Session Title

Design Expo 2

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Elizabeth Dulemba, Ph.D.; Miranda Sigmon, Ph.D.; & Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Abstract

In children’s books the relationship between parent and child is often shown. What isn’t always shown are the hiccups that can happen in this relationship. In my picture book, I tell the story of a more rebellious, imaginative child not wanting to do what his parent wants, but still ultimately being loved and cared for by them as they work through it. The book will serve as a fun and fantastical twist on a bedtime story that emphasizes and focuses on the importance of the relationship between a child and their parents/guardians, and how a bedtime routine can be a great bonding experience for both parties. I hope to find a balance between entertaining and conveying an important message about the relationship between parent and child, while also creating something memorable with a lasting impact. A child reading this book should feel secure in the relationship they have with their parents, and the adults and parents reading this should receive something in return too. Parents should learn from it, and appreciate that their child won’t be perfect and behave exactly as they would like to. My book shows the importance of how actions can affect relationships.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

The Pillow King

In children’s books the relationship between parent and child is often shown. What isn’t always shown are the hiccups that can happen in this relationship. In my picture book, I tell the story of a more rebellious, imaginative child not wanting to do what his parent wants, but still ultimately being loved and cared for by them as they work through it. The book will serve as a fun and fantastical twist on a bedtime story that emphasizes and focuses on the importance of the relationship between a child and their parents/guardians, and how a bedtime routine can be a great bonding experience for both parties. I hope to find a balance between entertaining and conveying an important message about the relationship between parent and child, while also creating something memorable with a lasting impact. A child reading this book should feel secure in the relationship they have with their parents, and the adults and parents reading this should receive something in return too. Parents should learn from it, and appreciate that their child won’t be perfect and behave exactly as they would like to. My book shows the importance of how actions can affect relationships.

 

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