I really enjoyed viewing past storybook’s of the students from this class. I found many that I loved, so picking a favorite was hard. The three favorites I chose were CZECH News 9, Not to Touch the Earth, and Welcome to the Water. They were all very different in both content and layout, which gave me an even better idea of what the final project could entail.
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First Favorite: Not to Touch the Earth written by: Jenna Morris
I didn’t know anything about the topic when first reading the post. The title really intrigued me, and the introduction made me want to continue reading the story. She did a very good job at drawing in the reader’s attention. I liked how she set up the tone quoting characters to introduce them. The layout was very well put together as well, and I think the picture that she chose pulled the reader in more, as it reminded me of something you’d find as a building was caving in from a dragon, or huge creature, slamming through chasing you.
Second Favorite: Welcome to the Water written by: Amanda
When I first saw this title I immediately thought of mermaids. Mainly because what under world life could be better, or more interesting, than that? I have heard many different stories about mermaids, and was interested to see how this took a turn much different than the typical story. This post had my favorite style in the introduction as she asked the reader questions in a manner that put the reader in the position of what they were about to read. There was a very fine line drawn between mermaids and sirens, making it interesting to determine what outcome these creatures would had. I loved the pictures differentiating between the mermaid and siren as well. All in all, the style and techniques used in this post were my overall favorite, and probably more of the approach that I will take towards my Storybook.
Third Favorite: CZECH News 9 written by: Sydney Stavinoha
My roommate is actually a Meteorology major and obsessed with weather, so I first clicked on this post associating news with weather. Although this wasn’t what I first expected, I enjoyed the idea and content in the post. I thought the tone was interesting, as it was news based and toned as so. The introduction did a good job at giving the reader an overview of what can be found in the actual contents of the story. It felt as if I was watching the news on T.V. and they were giving a brief overview of the news they were going to discuss that day, so I thought she did a very good job at sticking to her theme.