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Boop Beep Bump

Know safety and love from the sounds and actions of family.

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Boop.


Boop.

You boop my nose.    


Boop means love.


You boop me.

I boop you.


Boop. Boop. Boop.

Love. Love. Love.



Boop Beep.

Nana calls to see you.        [image suggestion: grandparents on video chat]


Boop beep. Are you safe?


Boop beep. 

Mama locks the doors.  [image suggestion: mother locking doors]

We are safe.

Boop beep means safe.


Boop beep. Safe and snug.


Bump!

Bump at the table. Make room for one more.        [image suggestion: crowded dinner table includes a baby seat]


Bump bump! The sound of the puppy’s tail.    


Bump bump bump! The whole family dances to music.


Bump means family.

Bump bump bump! Family!


Love.

Safe.

Family.


Boop. Beep. Bump.

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

The sounds, actions, and rituals of a family help establish bonds of love and a sense of safety.

Share your suggested book title

Boop Beep Bump

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).

Boop. Boop. You boop my nose. Boop means love. You boop me. I boop you. Boop. Boop. Boop. Love. Love. Love. Boop Beep. Nana calls to see you. [image suggestion: grandparents on video chat] Boop beep. Are you safe? Boop beep. Mama locks the doors. [image suggestion: mother locking doors] We are safe. Boop beep means safe. Boop beep. Safe and snug. Bump! Bump at the table. Make room for one more. [image suggestion: crowded dinner table includes a baby seat] Bump bump! The sound of the puppy’s tail. Bump bump bump! The whole family dances to music. Bump means family. Bump bump bump! Family! Love. Safe. Family. Boop. Beep. Bump.

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

Using repetition of easy to pronounce sounds (boop, beep, bump) and by associating those sounds with family rituals, this book aims to strengthen family bonds of love and safety.

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

Urban families both live in tighter groups (smaller dwellings) while still having long-distance relationships. Boop Beep Bump strives to connect both situations and count them as strengths in a family.

Location: Country

USA

Location: State or Department

Washington

Location: City

Seattle

Tell us more about you / your team

Daneen Upp McDermott set a mission for herself long ago to: - Leave a legacy of toys, games, and stories, - Inspire Creativity, - Nurture Family and Friends, - Explore and - Have fun. This challenge strongly connects many of those mission areas and is a logical extension of her work at Hasbro and Fisher-Price.

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

water color illustrations

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Short story: Lady of the Mountain in Myths of Magic (published by Wizards of the Coast) Interactive storybooks: Powertouch system: Ernie’s Neighborhood, The Story of Clifford, Elmo’s Big Surprise, Blue’s School, School Skills: Part of Speech, School Skills: Dinosaurs, Clifford’s Christmas Countdown, Elmo’s Noisy Day, Rescue Heroes Storm Warning, Franklin Goes to School, I Spy, Dora’s River Adventure, Fairly OddParents Squawkers

Do you have an agent?

  • 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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Interesting story to encourage movement.
There will be much hard bumping as toddlers try this one out.