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I love my puppy

My puppy and I do lots of exciting things together as we learn colors that makes us both shout for joy, because we love one another.

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I love my puppy

MANUSCRIPT

I love my puppy and my puppy loves me.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He digs around for an old yellow boot and I dig around too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He rolls on the green grass and I roll on it too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He goes down the purple slide and I go down the slide too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

I love my puppy and my puppy loves me.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He barks at a white cloud in the sky and I laugh at it too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He loves me to rub his pink tummy and I rub my tummy too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He jumps over the orange fence and I jump over it too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

I love my puppy and my puppy loves me.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He plays in the blue ocean and I play in it too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He stops at the red traffic light and I stop too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He wiggles his brown tail and I wiggle my tail too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

I love my puppy and my puppy loves me.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!

He snuggles with his colorful teddy and I snuggle with him too.

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Hurray! Hurray!


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

I intend for the child, as well as the caregiver, to enjoy reading this story about something familiar, in a fresh, new way, while learning colors. I also intend, if I am given the chance, to create a series based on this first book. The series would be, 'I love my (baby animal)'. For example, 'I love my kitten', 'I love my piggy', 'I love my bunny', etc. each teaching of a particular concept for that age group.

Share your suggested book title

I love my puppy

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 love my puppy MANUSCRIPT I love my puppy and my puppy loves me. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He digs around for an old yellow boot and I dig around too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He rolls on the green grass and I roll on it too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He goes down the purple slide and I go down the slide too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! I love my puppy and my puppy loves me. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He barks at a white cloud in the sky and I laugh at it too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He loves me to rub his pink tummy and I rub my tummy too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He jumps over the orange fence and I jump over it too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! I love my puppy and my puppy loves me. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He plays in the blue ocean and I play in it too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He stops at the red traffic light and I stop too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He wiggles his brown tail and I wiggle my tail too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! I love my puppy and my puppy loves me. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray! He snuggles with his colorful teddy and I snuggle with him too. Woof! Woof! Woof! Hurray! Hurray!

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

As psychologist Alison Gopnik explained, I think that my book centers on the curiosity and intelligence of the baby as he/she interacts with the environment. In the story the reader makes observations of another living thing and draws similarities between this outside entity and himself/herself. During the reading process, the understanding and knowledge takes root in the reader's mind in a positive and character-building way. The book is very interactive as it describes actions that the reader can do while reading with the caregiver. These actions makes reading come alive, and that will only nurture a love for reading into childhood. The story allows for conversation, as the caregiver can ask questions to further stimulate the child's thinking about other activities that are done with the pet. The use of repetition allows the child to engage in the story as he/she 'reads' along with the caregiver. The use of repetition is an effective tool that early learning specialists use.

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

None, except through television.

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

First of all, this story is about fun and excitement while teaching about colors. Anyone, and certainly those from Philadelphia can use this story as a tool to promote gender, racial and economic neutrality. That is because people from all backgrounds own, or wish to own a pet. This means that readers will be able to relate to the story, giving ownership of the activities within. The manuscript will certainly take the reader to a familiar, happy place and as the child shares positive bonding with the pet, as well as the reading caregiver, this will reflect future positive attitudes during learning activities.

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Bexon

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

N/A

Tell us more about you / your team

I am an educator for the past twenty years, and an avid reader and writer from the time that I can remember. I have written extensively within my school and educational context, but have never published any work. I have made a commitment to pursue my career as a writer and to make my work available, after much encouragement from others who have interacted with my work previously. I was made aware of this forum and this competition by a friend and colleague, who is encouraging me not to give up on sharing my work.

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

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

  • No

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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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Hey. You have not been on here for a while now. Hope to see this manuscript being refined and on book shelves.

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Nice. But it was not necessary to put I love my puppy manuscript. It takes away from manuscript in itself. It is know as a manuscript and the title is already there.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
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Just checking, have you completed your manuscript? Have you tested it with a child to iron out any issues. Hence making your story as best as you can

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

Hi, just checking on you.
How your editing going?

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Photo of Ginelle Clauzel
Team

Repetition is great at a young age. I enjoyed.

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
Team

Today (21 March) is World Poetry Day.
Thought I would reach out to ÔÇïmy Team and ÔÇïsay Hey!
This competition is great and
We have over 100 submissions to dateÔÇï!!!ÔÇï
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https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-poetry-day-2019/
>>Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.<<
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Read any 5 stories in this competition and see how true that statement is.
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GOOD LUCK TO US ALL!!!!

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Hey. Remove the Tutle I love my puppy manusctipt and replace it with some lines. Something like:
I love my puppy.
It's name is Jumpy.

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Photo of Ida Adolph
Team

Thanks all, for the encouragement. As I'm new in this forum, I'm still trying to navigate. Hopefully, I'll be fully coherent soon.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

You are welcome. Thanks for adding me to your team. Hope you will be able to follow what's happening, as well as adding a little more of what the challenge is looking for in your wonderful story line.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

We sort of help one another in here by making suggestions on how to improve the pieces. Look forward to hearing from you.
Sometimes I tell him abc and he woof woof at me...

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

True. As we think it is important.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

Well, i'm happy that I've had this wonderful opportunity to read so many stories in just a few days

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Nice. I see you have updated your story. Very good! Now add some people to your tesm and colloborate by giving ideas.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

Hey sis nice try

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
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As of 10th March there are now five Saint Lucians in the comptition. Good luck to us all.

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Photo of Itika Gupta
Team

Hi Ida Adolph   welcome to the Challenge Community!
So lovely to see a manuscript by an educator. Love how your story uses the puppy as an exploring companion for the child to see and understand the world around him with.
Since one of the evaluation criteria is early childhood language development, how might you expand your manuscript to get the child to learn about as many objects, people, colors, words as possible?
You can get some inspiration about early childhood development and tips on writing for this age group in the “Challenge Resources” listed at the end of the Challenge Page.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

Lovely

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
Team

Puppies are fun. I think you made a good effort to capture that.

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Good job. Way to go!