Why is This a Comic Book?
Blogger Douglas Wolk asks eight great questions for comics creators. To some degree, they apply to children's picture books too. They set up a nice "reality check" before you embark on the big journey leading to the creation of your opus.
Here are the first three:
1. Why is this a comic book?
2. What is it going to look like?
3. What is it going to read like?
Read the other five questions and Wolk's insight here.