I’ve started doing some rough painting on my drawings and I noticed something the other day. In the same picture, I have blooming daffodils and in the not too far off distance, an apple tree, with apples on it. Now, I don’t know where you’re from, but in Oregon that sure doesn’t happen. On this 5th day of March, daffodils are about to burst their yellow nectar all over the place, but apple trees have barely begun to blossom.
Don’t fall into the trap of being ignorant when it comes to botany. Sure, this is a children’s book, and kids may not know what blooms or fruits when, but adults may and you don’t want your credibility compromised. Don’t include anything that distracts from your story. Get your facts right, and also, get your imagery on the same page.