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At The Zoo-Fair.

At The Zoo-Fair, is a read-along story for children 0-3 years old to learn about zoo animals with their caregivers.

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I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

 I saw an Elephant with a big trunk and;

 Monkeys, and Bees, hanging on a tree trunk.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

I drunk Eggnog,

With my funny brother, Zeaog.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

I loved to hear the Lions roar,

Whiles I watched the coiling of the Boa.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

I let Lilly- Mace, paint my face.

I went in line for the Zoo Race.

I run at a good pace and,

 Hooray! I won the race.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

 There were Tigers, Turtles and Alligators.

I saw the funny Clown Show.

It ended with a big Crow.

I loved how Zebra Snow,

Jumped high and low,

Over the bar, and

 Samba, the funny Bunny,

Who grabbed the silver money,

For a spoon of yummy honey.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare,

On a colorful day,

In the cool of May,

With mummies, Aunties, and Daddies,

 Children and babies,

Laughing and singing.

I went to the Zoo-Fair with Aunt Balizare.

I saw Alvin and the Chimp Monks.

Yeah! I loved to hear them honk.

I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

There, the big Hippo,

Stepped on my small toe.

Oh, No.

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare.

"And what else did you see?" 

"I saw everyone happy, enjoying the sun."


Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

At The Zoo-Fair, is an early child hood book, for children and caregivers to read about the animals in the zoo. I visualize it to help children be able to learn the animals with the illustrations provided.

Share your suggested book title

At The Zoo-Fair.

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare. I saw an Elephant with a big trunk; and Monkeys and bees hunging on a tree trunk. I went to the Zoo-Fair with Aunt Balizare. I drunk Eggnog, With my funny brother, Zeaog. I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare. I loved to hear the Lions roar, Whiles I watched the coiling of the Boa. I went to the Zoo-Fair, with Aunt Balizare. I let Lilly-Mace, paint my face. I went in line for the Zoo Race. I ran at a good pace and, Hooray! I won the race. I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare. There were Tigers, Turtles and Alligators. I saw the funny Clown Show. It ended with a big Crow. I loved how Zebra Snow, Jumped high and low, Over the bar, Samba, the funny Bunny, Who grabbed the silver money, For a spoon of yummy honey. I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare, On a colorful day, In the cool of May, With mummies, Aunties, and Daddies, And children and babies, Laughing and singing. I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare. I saw Alvin and the Chimp Monks. Yeah! I loved to hear them honk. I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare. There, the big Hippo, Stepped on my small toe. Oh, oh No. I went to the Zoo Fair, with Aunt Balizare. "And what else did you see?" "I saw everyone happy, enjoying the sun."

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

At the Zoo-Fair, supports early childhood language development because first it rhymes, the language is simple and has been informed by many Childhood services here. Care givers will benefit from it as it is very child friendly. Alot of people have been asking me when this book will be available for sale. Preschool administrators who previously called me to ask for the book. I have used the guidelines from the sight to craft this manuscript and it helps caregivers be active in the learning of the child, as participative learning with rhymes help alot with language development.

Please describe any familiarity you may have with Philadelphia and its residents? (optional question)

I have visited Philadelphia and it is a lovely place.

How have you crafted this manuscript to resonate with and/or reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts? (optional question)

This manuscript resonates with those living in urban contexts. It helps the reader to be able to identify with the story as it is written in the context of those living in urban environments. The reader will learn about the animals and by seeing it on the book they are able to identify with it in person even though they see it else where. I have created this manuscript in away that the children are able to have fun reading and learning with their caregivers.

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Grande Riviere, Gros Islet

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

Saint Lucia

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a Saint Lucian author. I love to write and get involved in educational pursuits. My driving force reads: My Dreams are bigger than Myself, and I am Not for Sale.

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

The animals, people and activities at the Zoo Fair.

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Stella's Back In Town, As if on Wings.

Do you have an agent?

  • Previously yes, currently no

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists

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Photo of Elsa Brink
Team

Nice! Suggestion to improve the flow/rhythm: remove "and" each time after you say "Aunt Balizare". Only have the and on the second line then.

Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Thanks.

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