I have always wondered how difficult it would be to create a children's book using generative AI. So, I decided to put it to the test! First, I outlined a simple story and then used Midjourney to generate the illustrations. The following collage show some of the images generated.
Later, I used ChatGPT to edit the story in the style of Enid Blyton. I estimate that the entire process took me less than 10 hours. You can find the book here as well as feedback I received on my Linkedin posts about the book:
Overall, I am not too disappointed with the output. However, it was challenging to generate complex imagery with multiple characters and maintain consistency in style. Anyone with a passing familiarity with generative AI can easily recognize that the illustrations were created this way. My guess is that skilled book illustrators and authors are unlikely to become obsolete anytime soon.