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City Shoebies Save Loggerhead Lou

adventure story about two urban characters going to the beach and rescuing a sea turtle tangled in trash

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City Shoebies Rescue Loggerhead Lou



PollyWallaBoo, beach today, PollyWallaShoo, swim and play. Whales

tails, snickety snails, city to sea, just you and me. Pack plenty of tacos, a

fresh peach each.

Sasha Rabbit and O’Dell Rat, two Philly Shoebies, hop on the bus. Off

and away, sun, sand, red hot noses and ice cold toeses.

Cape May, waves roar and thunder. Skip in the surf, slosh in the sea.

Water’s a wonder, awash and a-rumble, a jumble of fun if you please.

“Look,” bellows BB the Buoy-boy. “Loggerhead Lou’s back from the

South Caribbean sea.”

OH NO! Big turtle tumbles in a jangle-tangle of Polly-Wolly-propylene

bags, ragged ropes, and party balloons. Beach Girl tugs, but the lines are too

tight.

Sasha and O’Dell hurry to help. They gnaw the nets. Bite the line.

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Loggerhead Lou paddles free. He calls from atop a towering wave,

“Gracias, mis amigos.”

Sasha sees a torn green sack and two rubber bands. She makes a pony

that nickers her name, “Sashahaaha Sashahaaha.”

O’Dell finds a buoy-bird to perch on his head. It tweets: “red skies at

night, sailor’s delight.”

Sharing tacos with Beach-Trash friends, O’Dell calls “PollyWallaBoo,

free Loggerhead Lou,” Sasha sings out, “PollyWallaShoo, turtle swims, water

so blue. Whale’s tails and snickety snails, City to Sea, just you and me.” BB

pitches a peach to a surly gull.

Sasha and O’Dell nap on the tumble-bumble bus ride home. BB and

Beach-Girl, no longer lost and alone, dream in their shoebox of treasures.

Loggerhead Lou smiles.

I love water.

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

Make reading enjoyable for both the adults & children ,while conveying important sounds in the building of vocabulary. The story has contemporary environmental significance delivered in an exciting ,rewarding action adventure.

Share your suggested book title

City Shoebies save Loggerhead Lou

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).

City Shoebies Rescue Loggerhead Lou PollyWallaBoo, beach today, PollyWallaShoo, swim and play. Whales tails, snickety snails, city to sea, just you and me. Pack plenty of tacos, a fresh peach each. Sasha Rabbit and O’Dell Rat, two Philly Shoebies, hop on the bus. Off and away, sun, sand, red hot noses and ice cold toeses. Cape May, waves roar and thunder. Skip in the surf, slosh in the sea. Water’s a wonder, awash and a-rumble, a jumble of fun if you please. “Look,” bellows BB the Buoy-boy. “Loggerhead Lou’s back from the South Caribbean sea.” OH NO! Big turtle tumbles in a jangle-tangle of Polly-Wolly-propylene bags, ragged ropes, and party balloons. Beach Girl tugs, but the lines are too tight. Sasha and O’Dell hurry to help. They gnaw the nets. Bite the line. 1 Loggerhead Lou paddles free. He calls from atop a towering wave, “Gracias, mis amigos.” Sasha sees a torn green sack and two rubber bands. She makes a pony that nickers her name, “Sashahaaha Sashahaaha.” O’Dell finds a buoy-bird to perch on his head. It tweets: “red skies at night, sailor’s delight.” Sharing tacos with Beach-Trash friends, O’Dell calls “PollyWallaBoo, free Loggerhead Lou,” Sasha sings out, “PollyWallaShoo, turtle swims, water so blue. Whale’s tails and snickety snails, City to Sea, just you and me.” BB pitches a peach to a surly gull. Sasha and O’Dell nap on the tumble-bumble bus ride home. BB and Beach-Girl, no longer lost and alone, dream in their shoebox of treasures. Loggerhead Lou smiles. I love water.

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

the story includes, early childhood sounds and tier I and tier II words. It has many rhythms and song to attracts the child's attention. It has been read by teachers.

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

a friend from Philly told us the story of the Shoebies, we did some research about them as well.

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

one lives in the city or urban area are able to take buses to the sea for a day at the beach

Location: Country

U.S.A

Location: State or Department

Maine

Location: City

Lubc

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

  • No

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

  • Publisher of charles Kniffens book/ sunbury Press

What best describes you? (optional question)

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

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Photo of Itika Gupta
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Hi Rhonda Welcome  Welcome to the Challenge Community!
A really fun packed up manuscript with so many activities embedded in it.
How might you evolve your manuscript to add rhythm, to help caregivers with their child’s learning development as they narrate the story? You can find some inspiration in the Final Toolkit and Challenge Resources listed on the challenge page

Photo of Rhonda Welcome
Team

will do thank you

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