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Captain Vegetables.

Captain Vegetables is designed to help caregivers teach toddlers ages 0-3 years old about the vegetables and their colors.

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I'm Captain Vegetables! 

With my Carrots and my Celery; (Illustrations)

Vegetables are so good,

You need to munch on, a whole bunch.

My name's Asparagus, (Illustration)

I'm thin and green.

ASPARAGUS.

Vegetables make you skin shine,

You need to munch, a whole bunch.

I am an Eggplant, (Illustration)

Creamy and purple.

EGGPLANT.

My name is Mandy,

I bring you candy.

 No! Not healthy!

I'm Captain Vegetables,

With my Cucumber and my Cabbage, (Illustrations)

Vegetables are good for you;

You need to munch on, a whole bunch.

I am lovely, yellow corn, (Illustration)

I make your bones strong.

CORN.

Vegetables are good for you,

They make your teeth strong.

I want some potatoes; (Illustration)

Brown and healthy.

POTATOES.

May I have some garlic, (Illustration?)

White and fleshy.

GARLIC.

Vegetables are good for you,

They make your eyes shine,

You need to munch, a whole bunch.

I am a pumpkin, (illustration)

Green and orange.

PUMPKIN.

Pumpkin is good for you,

It makes your legs strong.

I’m Captain Vegetables,

I love red Bell Peppers, (Illustrations)

And red Tomatoes;

I know they’re good for me,

So I eat a whole bunch,

When I sit out, on the ranch.

My name is Okra, (Illustration)

I’m green and slimy.

You will be healthy if you eat me.

OKRA.


We are all a family,

Eating healthy, every day,

With, Captain Vegetables!

Carrot, Cabbage, Lettuce, 

Cucumber, Corn, Asparagus!

Celery, Eggplant, Pumpkin

Potatoes, okra, all good for you.

Yummy vegies.

You need to munch on, a whole bunch.

 

 















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

Captain Vegetables, is an intaractive colorful book for kids 9)0-3 to learn about vegetables. The caregiver with help toddlers learn about the vegetables , their colors and how to spell them, as they read-along with them.

Share your suggested book title

Captain Vegetables

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’m Captain Vegetables! With my Carrots and my Celery; (Illustrations) Vegetables are so good, You need to munch on, a whole bunch. My name's Asparagus, (Illustration) I'm thin and green. ASPARAGUS. Vegetables make you skin shine, You need to munch, a whole bunch. I am an Eggplant, (Illustration) Creamy and purple. EGGPLANT. My name is Mandy, I bring You candy. No! Not Healthy! I'm Captain Vegetables, With my Cucumber and my Cabbage, (Illustrations) Vegetables are good for you; You need to munch on, a whole bunch.. I am lovely, yellow corn, (Illustration) I make your bones strong. CORN. Vegetables are good for you, They make your teeth strong. I want some potatoes; (Illustration) Brown and healthy. POTATOES. May I have some garlic, (Illustration?) White and fleshy. GARLIC. Vegetables are good for you, They make your eyes shine, You need to munch, a whole bunch. I am a pumpkin, (illustration) Green and orange. PUMPKIN. Pumpkin is good for you, It makes your legs strong. I’m Captain Vegetables, I love red Bell Peppers, (Illustrations) And red Tomatoes; I know they’re good for me, So I eat a whole bunch, When I sit out, on the ranch. My name is Okra, (Illustration) I’m green and slimy. You will be healthy if you eat me. OKRA. We are all a family, Eating healthy, every day, With, Captain Vegetables! Carrot, Cabbage, Lettuce, Cucumber, Corn, Asparagus! Celery, Eggplant, Pumpkin Potatoes, okra, all good for you. Yummy veggies. You need to munch on, a whole bunch.

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

This book has been formatted to help develop the reading and spelling for early childhood language development, with infants and toddlers as they learn to spell the vegetables and read along with their caregivers. The manuscript is formatted to help develop the mental capabilities of infants 0-3 years and they also get to identify different colours and actually be able to identify the vegetables as illustrations are presented of the vegetables in the manuscript. It also a sing along, very funny and visual and the colours with keep the children hooked on the book, as if they're hooked on phonics. I got advice from various childhood administrators who think that the manuscript is excellent and it also gives a good experience for children living in Philly as these vegetables are readily available there. This manuscript was distributed to five preschools and the Preschool Services, in my country and they have been asking for the book. The book follows tier 1 vocabulary and some tier 2.

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

I see Philly as a family oriented huge setting, that is just beautiful, with its parks and animals and food, embracing different cultures.

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 and reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts. The children can feel the story as the back drop provides an urban setting. The environment in which the story takes place depicts an urban setting. I hope that this manuscript will encourage children to eat vegetables instead of candy, which is not good for them. I hope they let Captain Vegetables influence them to eat healthy like him.

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Grande Riviere, Gros Islet

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

Stella's back In Town, Youtube

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a fun, freak and fanatic of writing. Writing is my horse-hobby. I love to work with young people and also love to see the way toddlers develop into young teenagers. I love to travel and also spend quality time taking trips and holidays with friends, family and other loved ones. This challenge means a lot to me because it is a way to express different ideas in a fun way, especially by making the vegetables look and feel good as they are for the child.

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

A Cove Page with the title and all the vegies and a child. Captain Vegetables will be a caregiver with a carrot and lettuce in each hand and toddler looking up to her/him, smiling.

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, Stars in our Hearts, Opus Spectrum Volume Two: Telling Stories

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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I am happy you feel this way. And definitely you will see me around!

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