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Neighborhood Sounds.

Neighborhood sounds, sings and reads to children 0-3 years to help them with their caregivers have fun learning different sounds.

Photo of Perlina Murray

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Tick-Tick-Tock,

I hear the Philly clock. ( Illustration)

Tick-Tick-Tock.

Cock-a-doodle-do,

Cock-a-doodle-do,

The roasters are up.

Cock-a-doodle-do.

Toot-Toot-Toot,

Toot-Toot-Toot,

Here comes the Choo-Choo Train, (Illustration)

Toot-toot-toot.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,

Zoom, zoom, zoom,

Way up in the sky,

I see the big plane. (Illustration)

Up in the trees,

The buzzing of the bees,

Buzz, buzz, buzz,

Buzz, buzz, buzz.

The buzzing of the bees.

Patter, patter, patter

With some batter,

I roll the homemade bread, (Illustration)

Patter, patter, patter.

Giggle, giggle, giggle,

Giggle, giggle, giggle,

Mummy makes me tickle, ( Illustrarion)

Giggle, giggle, giggle.

Shu, Shu, shu,

Shu, Shu, shu,

That’s the sound of the waves. 

Shu, shu, shu.

Hoo, hoo, hoo!

Hoo, hoo, hoo!

The sound of the wind,

Cool and loud,

Hoo, hoo, hoo!

Vroom, vroom, vroom,

Vroom, vroom, vroom.

Daddy’s car is coming, (Illustration)

Vroom, vroom, vroom.

Roof, Roof, Roof,

Roof, Roof, Roof,

Our neighbour's dog barks. (Illustration)

Roof, Roof, Roof.

I can’t wait to get inside,

To act out one sound.

Croak, croak, croak,

On our hands and feet,

Mummy and me. (Illustration)

Croak, croak, croak,

That’s the sound of the frogs. (Illustration)

Woo, woo, woo!

Woo, woo, woo!

The ambulance is coming, (Illustration)

Flashing its lights,

People are running.

Someone is sick.

Woo, woo, woo!

Waa, ah, ah,

Waa, ah, ah.

The baby is crying, (Illustration)

From a nap,

Hungry and fussy.

Wa, ah, ah.

“What sound does a pig make, mummy?”

“A pigs says,

Oink, oink, oink.”

“I see!”

So much fun,

Learning the sounds.




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

It is my hope that toddlers and infants 0-3 years through rhyme and repetition would learn the neighbourhood sounds with their caregivers in a fun-filled way. It also helps them get hands on experience as they learn city sounds.

Share your suggested book title

Neighborhood Sounds.

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).

Tick-Tick-Tock, I hear the Philly clock. ( Illustration) Tick-Tick-Tock. Cock-a-doodle-do, Cock-a-doodle-do, The roasters are up. Cock-a-doodle-do. Toot-Toot-Toot, Toot-Toot-Toot, Here comes the Choo-Choo Train, (Illustration) Toot-toot-toot. Zoom, zoom, zoom, Zoom, zoom, zoom, Way up in the sky, I see the big plane. (Illustration) Up in the trees, The buzzing of the bees, Buzz, buzz, buzz, Buzz, buzz, buzz. The buzzing of the bees. Patter, patter, patter With some batter, I roll the homemade bread, (Illustration) Patter, patter, patter. Giggle, giggle, giggle, Giggle, giggle, giggle, Mummy makes me tickle, ( Illustrarion) Giggle, giggle, giggle. Shu, Shu, shu, Shu, Shu, shu, That’s the sound of the waves. Shu, shu, shu. Hoo, hoo, hoo! Hoo, hoo, hoo! The sound of the wind, Cool and loud, Hoo, hoo, hoo! Vroom, vroom, vroom, Vroom, vroom, vroom. Daddy’s car is coming, (Illustration) Vroom, vroom, vroom. Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof, Our neighbor’s dog barks. (Illustration) Roof, Roof, Roof. I can’t wait to get inside, To act out one sound. Croak, croak, croak, On our hands and feet, Mummy and me. (Illustration) Croak, croak, croak, That’s the sound of the frogs. (Illustration) Woo, woo, woo! Woo, woo, woo! The ambulance is coming, (Illustration) Flashing its lights, People are running. Someone is sick. Woo, woo, woo! Waa, ah, ah, Waa, ah, ah. The baby is crying, (Illustration) From a nap, Hungry and fussy. Wa, ah, ah. “What sound does a pig make, mummy?” “A pigs says, Oink, oink, oink.” “I see!” So much fun, Learning the sounds.

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

This book has been informed by the Early Childhood Development centres throughout Saint Lucia, for feedback, which has been superb. Caregivers are privileged to interact with children teaching and having fun at the same time. I have used repetition which will help with the development of language. The words used are tier 1 vocabulary words like, clock. The illustrations and involvement in doing the activities gives caregivers time to bound and also work with the child, which develops trust.

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

I have visited Philly in the past and actually stayed there on spring break with a friend. 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)

Yes. This Manuscript has been crafted for urban contexts. The sounds of various animals or transportation or humans are all sounds you will find in an urban setting which is why I feel it is important that kids are able to identify them especially the ambulance. I know that caregivers will enjoy this book with the children especially the fact that is very interactive.

Location: Country

St. Lucia

Location: State or Department

Grande Riveire, Gros Islet.

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

http://sbpra.com/PerlinaMurray

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a down to earth individual who loves a challenge and love to work with young persons. I am a former pre-school administrator and teacher as well. I love life and love to have fun. I know that variety is the spice of life and try my best to spice mine up by doing positive things that leaves a lasting legacy. I am a pillar that stands.

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

I would like similar illustrations to be included in manuscript.

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?

  • 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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Hi Perlina. This is very cute and can be very interactive with all the sounds. You might want to consider how to make it more interactive by maybe asking some questions so you're kind of checking in that the child is still listening. Also, you may want to evolve this to have a beginning, middle and end so that it is more of a narrative. And pick your best ones so that it is a tight story. Otherwise, I think this is a good draft.

Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Noted.

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