A picture book written in C code

Hey Everyone!

I’m in the process of writing an educational/fun coding book in the form of a picture book. The code (simple full C programs) represents situations in the story and the illustrations next to the code show the situations.

It’s called A Day in Code and I’m planning to launch it on Kickstarter. This is my landing page: https://www.dayincode.com

Would you be interested in this book? I’d be happy to hear any feedback. Thank you!


What age audience are you aiming for? And why C?

It does sound interesting. @chuckadams has great questions, but I’m tentatively possibily interested.

I’m aiming for kids and students, as well as hobbyists and other people learning to program. I want to create a “fun resource”. I chose C because I think it’s a very useful foundational language. It’s also the most popular language in embedded systems and microcontrollers.

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Interesting! Maybe I’ll get it for me kids…when I have some :smiley:

C99 or later? ANSI is great and all, but C99 really cleaned up some things. It gives us nice things like booleans.

C99…I didn’t even realize the single line // comment isn’t supported in the ANSI standard. The code examples will be simple, just to let you know!

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Thanks! It can also be a novelty book for programmers. :slight_smile:

For sure! I am genuinely interested! I would love to see it when it comes out!

Thanks so much! You can also sign up here to be notified by Kickstarter when it launches: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914595512/a-day-in-code

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Cool. I was just wondering since you defined true and false rather than using stdbool.

Oh…I used true and false to make it more readable/understandable. Also, it’s for beginners to understand #define . Thanks for the feedback!


@Byte1 NICE book! I would love to read it. C is a great programming language.
I was just a little confused where it says " A picture book written in C code". I thought that the book was created using the C programming language. And I thought to myself “How did she do that?”. Lol.
To avoid confusion, I think it should say " A picture book written about C programming language".
There should be a link to get to the sundaelectronics.com website at the bottom of the page. I click on it and nothing happens.
Who illustrated the book?

Hello !

I really like your idea !
I’m sure it could help people unfamiliar with ‘logical reasoning’ to figure how the hell it works, in a cute way !

Did you think of an alternative way of publish it if kickstarter doesn’t work ?

As you already have some experience on kickstarter projects, what kind of feedback are you waiting here ?

Wish you the best for your project :slight_smile:

Thank you so much! I decided to describe it as a picture book “written in C code” rather than “about C code” to emphasize how it’s distinguished from other educational programming books…it contains simple full C programs in which the code represents the story’s situations, so it actually is “written in C code”! :slight_smile: Since this is a landing page for the book, I don’t have a hyperlink to my company website. The illustrator is a freelance artist.

Thank you!! I’m hoping to get interest from the Kickstarter community as well as people who are interested and haven’t used Kickstarter before. It’s a platform for discovery (if your project is ranked high enough!). I will use the funding to complete illustrations, formatting, etc. and then I can self-publish it after Kickstarter. If I can get enough funding, I’ll make it a Kickstarter “special edition” with some book embellishments. In terms of feedback, I’m looking to see people’s interest and reactions. Thanks! :slight_smile:

Thank you all for your comments! Just want to let you know that I finally launched on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914595512/a-day-in-code I have a lot more info on the Kickstarter page than was on the landing page, so please let me know if you have any other thoughts/feedback about it.

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