Your ‘really good story’ deserves a ‘really good presentation’ to make the entire reading experience enjoyable. Photos, illustrations, maps, pull-out quotes, charts, graphs,… there are many ways to grab your reader’s attention and to keep it until your message is delivered!
And don’t forget that the finished book is only half the project. The other half is to enjoy the process of creating it. If you can involve family members by sharing comments, photos, illustrations, music, or video you’ve just multiplied your investment.