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Dancing with the Sun

A puppy’s playdate with nature through the discovery of season changes and friendship.

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Good morning, Sun.

Hello, Pup.

Where should we go today?

Let’s go to the park and play. 


Pup, look. What do you see? 

I see red flowers and green trees. 

What do you hear? 

I hear children laugh and sing.

What a fun Summer day.

Yes, Pup, it is indeed. 


Good morning, Sun

Hello, Pup. 

Where should we go today? 

Let’s go downtown and walk around. 


Pup, look. What do you see? 

I see different colors in the trees. Brown, orange, red, and yellow.

I also see pumpkins and apples at the store. 

What do you hear? 

I hear cars beep and birds chirp here and there. 

What a busy Fall day. 

Yes, Pup, it is indeed. 


Good morning, Sun. 

Where did you go? 

I only see grey skies and white snow.

I only hear my own cries. 


Whoosh. Whooosh.

Who is there? 

I’m Breeze, Pup. What is wrong?

I feel sad because I can’t find my friend. Will you help me, please, Breeze?  

Yes, together we will find the sun, and I’ll be your friend.

What a marvelous winter day.

Yes, Pup, it is indeed. 


Good morning, Breeze. 

Hello, Pup.  

Oh, Hello Sun. 

Where should we all go together today? 

Let’s go meet more friends at the zoo.


Pup, look. What do you see? 

I see little fish, monkeys, and bears.

What do you hear? 

I hear laughter everywhere!

And, what do you feel? 

I feel happy just like you. Spring is finally here again. 

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

My vision for “Dancing with the Sun” is to ignite a child’s senses through the change of four seasons and embrace the joys of friendship with openness.

Share your suggested book title

Dancing with the Sun

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

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Location: Country

United States

Location: State or Department

California

Location: City

Millbrae

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

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Do you have an agent?

  • No

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Dancing with the Sun Manuscript Submission Answers.pdf

Answers to the 2 questions: 1) How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? 2) Tell us more about you/your team.

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Tiffany, I love how the seasons can be felt as I read along! Great word choices and placement! Wishing you good luck today!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Buis
Author of Buddy Goes To Clark Park (Based on a true story and told through the eyes of Buddy my Black Lab mix rescue dog.)

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