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Mummy and Me

Children use their 5 senses in order to learn about the world around them and to bond with caregivers. This book focuses the senses.

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Hi I’m Kim, I love mummy because she takes me on taste adventures. I love ice-cream. Mummy has 1 but I have 2.  Maybe I should get 5. I eat mine when it’s melted. It tastes so sweet. Mummy eats hers cold. What a yummy tasty treat.

 I love mummy because she takes me on sound adventures. Baaaa goes the sheep. Moooooo goes the cow. Neigh goes the horse. Sometimes it gets too noisy. So I put on my earmuffs, which I named Poisy.

I love mummy because she takes me on sightseeing adventures. My favourite thing to see is the Please Touch Me Museum. I can see beautiful art with bold colors. Red, blue, green and yellow. Makes me feel mellow.

Mummy takes me on smell adventures.

What’s that smell?

Look it’s a perfume store at the mall. It smells of flowers.

I smell food. Mac and Cheese, Chicken nuggets, no yucky ketchup please.

I love mummy because she takes me on touch adventures. At the We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, I touch all the things I like. This feels rough. This feels furry like my pet cat Murry.

I love mummy because when all these adventures are done, mummy sings to me. “Twinkle Twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are…”

I love mummy because she does not let my disability of being a child with autism get in the way of me having fun. I love my mummy because she loves me just the way I am.

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

As a special education teacher I find myself continuously searching for fictional children's literature which focuses on the positive lives some of these children are living. I wanted to highlight the love between the parent (s) and the child. I love my students and would like everyone to know they are differently able not disable.

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Mummy and Me

Location: Country

I am based in a small Caribbean Island called Saint Lucia.

Location: State or Department

Castries

Location: City

Castries

Tell us more about you / your team

I was born and raised in the Caribbean. In Saint Lucia we are slowly moving to a more structured education system that includes special education: we have a lot of catching up to do. I attended school in Lawton Oklahoma at the age of 21. It was there I took a course in special education called the exceptional child and fell in love with special education. My eyes were opened to so many different disabilities; the only one I knew at that time was mental retardation. I have been thinking of ways that I can do my part to influence the community of persons with special needs. I believe that this book with your help can be a great influence in this community. I am nervous but i'm taking a leap of faith.

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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)

  • Special Education Teacher at a Special Education School

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Nice read. How ever see how you can tweak it to make it more interactive for kids. It believe you can evolve it.

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