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Go to Sleep Hide and Seek

A lift-the-flap book showing that animals in the house, the garden, the city, the fields, all like to curl up and go to sleep.

Photo of Ellie Crowe
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Written by

Ellie Crowe

P.O. Box 761

Haleiwa HI 96712

707 484 0640


GO TO SLEEP HIDE AND SEEK

Good night, good night,

It's time to sleep

But everyone's playing hide and seek

Can you see them?

Take a peek.


Baby birds are playing hide and seek

Hop into your nest

And don't tweet, tweet, tweet!


Baby bats are playing hide and seek

Hang upside down

And don't squeak, squeak, squeak!


Chipmunks are playing hide and seek

Jump into your burrow

And go to sleep!


Squirrels are playing hide and seek

Curl up in your den

And go to sleep!


Ducklings are playing hide and seek

Rest your head on your wing

And don't cheep, cheep, cheep!


Fish are playing hide and seek

Hide under a rock

And go to sleep!


Possums are playing hide and seek

Hide under the porch

And go to sleep!


Butterflies are playing hide and seek

Close your wings

And go to sleep.


Bees are playing hide and seek

Buzz in your hive

And go to sleep!


Lizards are playing hide and seek

Crawl under a leaf

And go to sleep!


Little mouse is  playing hide and seek

Hide in the cupboard

And don't squeak, squeak, squeak!


Spiders are playing hide and seek

Curl up in your web

And go to sleep!


Kitty is playing hide and seek

Snuggle up close

And go to sleep!


Where are you playing hide and seek?

Oh, there you are! (Circular Mylar mirror in book for child to see his/her face)

Snuggle under your blanket

And go to sleep!

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

A lift-the-flap book. The left page has the baby animal playing with friends in the trees, flowers, river, kitchen etc.. On the righthand page, the animal is sleeping in its usual sleep habitat, hidden by the flap- a leaf, rock or similar. When the child lifts the flap, he/she sees animal. Last page is mylar mirror showing reader. Text rhymes, words and phrases are repeated. Children love instructing the baby animals to go to sleep. Text and art teach nature is all around us, even in the city.

Share your suggested book title

Go to Sleep Hide and Seek

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).

GO TO SLEEP HIDE AND SEEK Good night, good night, It's time to sleep But everyone's playing hide and seek Can you see them? Take a peek. Baby birds are playing hide and seek Hop into your nest And don't tweet, tweet, tweet! Baby bats are playing hide and seek Hang upside down And don't squeak, squeak, squeak! Chipmunks are playing hide and seek Jump into your burrow And go to sleep! Squirrels are playing hide and seek Curl up in your den And go to sleep! Ducklings are playing hide and seek Rest your head on your wing And don't cheep, cheep, cheep! Fish are playing hide and seek Hide under a rock And go to sleep! Possums are playing hide and seek Hide under the porch And go to sleep! Butterflies are playing hide and seek Close your wings And go to sleep. Bees are playing hide and seek Buzz in your hive And go to sleep! Lizards are playing hide and seek Crawl under a leaf And go to sleep! Little mouse is playing hide and seek Hide in the cupboard And don't squeak, squeak, squeak! Spiders are playing hide and seek Curl up in your web And go to sleep! Kitty is playing hide and seek Snuggle up close And go to sleep! Where are you playing hide and seek? Oh, there you are! (Circular Mylar mirror in book for child to see his/her face) Snuggle under your blanket And go to sleep!

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

The text rhymes and words and phrases are simple and repeated. Children can crawl, wiggle, flap and imitate the actions of the animals. Children like repeating the phrases telling the animals what to do. (Dear Mr. Rogers, Does it Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood, and Talking is Teaching.)

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

The closest I've been to Philidelphia is visiting my daughter in Connecticut and New York. She lived in the inner city with her family, And i enjoyed watching the Silver Linings Playbook and reading Every Fifteen Minutes.

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

I crafted the manuscript to show children that animals live all around us, even if we live in the inner city. I wanted to give inner city children the appreciation of nature. And the idea that animals do many of the same things humans do.

Location: Country

United States Hawaii

Location: State or Department

Hawaii Island of Oahu

Location: City

Haleiwa

Website URL (optional question)

https://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Crowe/e/B001JRUWEC

Tell us more about you / your team

I am an author living in Hawaii. I taught kindergarten and elementary Students of Limited English Proficiency (SLEP.) I also taught underprivileged children in Hawaii, South Africa and Australia. As a mother, I constantly sang and talked to my three children. I would like to encourage caregivers to do this too. One of my new students was found to be "behind" her peers in kindergarten. The little girl hardly spoke. And it turned out that her parents hardly ever spoke to the child. (She's fine now, the parents were encouraged to interact with her.) These childhood years are so very important. I would very much like to help and I appreciate your organization.

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Author of more than 27 books, including: Surfer of the Century, The Life of Duke Kahanamoku (Lee and Low, NY), Nelson Mandela, The Boy Called Troublemaker (StarWalk Kids, NY) Hoku the Stargazer, (Island Heritage) Windrunner, Touch and See Seashore, (Island Heritage, HI) I Escaped North Korea (Best Day Books, HI)Gatorlands (Indigo River Press, FL)Harold and the Poopy Little Puppy (TCK Publishing, CA) Hardcore InventingE, Hawaii a Pictorial Celebration (Sterling Publishing) Exploring Lost Hawaii.

Do you have an agent?

  • Previously yes, currently no

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

  • Lee and Low Publishing send an email telling me.

What best describes you? (optional question)

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

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Hi Ellie Crowe  Welcome to the Challenge Community!
Very beautiful, soothing story of nudging a child to sleep.
How might you evolve your manuscript to create nudges of engagement and interaction for caregivers, to help them with their child’s learning development as they narrate the story ? You can find some inspiration in the Featured Suggestion and Challenge Resources listed on the challenge Page.

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