Writing a children's book
A dear friend (who has written a political book) has asked me to work on a children's book with her. I have done some writing (short stories and poetry--none published), but never anything geared towards younger kids. She keeps insisting that it is the illustrations that sell children's books not storyline. For some reason, I can't believe that. I have four children of my own and while the cover might have drawn us to a book, it was usually the storyline that made us want to read it. So I would like your opinions on the topic so I can share my "research" with her. Also, are there certain topics (smoking, drinking, drug use, etc.) that you feel 3-5 year olds may not be ready for.
Thanks so much in advance for all of your help.