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My Body (Loves) Peek-a-boo

This picture book of 5 body parts(eyes…)has 'Peek-a-boo' game and a little song in it, full of great fun to read and engage little ones.

Photo of LucyP Liu

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Peek-a-boo! What do you see?

I see your eyes. Touch your eyes.

 Peek-a-boo! What do you see?

I see your ears. Touch your ears.

Peek-a-boo! What do you see?

I see your mouth. Touch your mouth.

Peek-a-boo! What do you see?

I see your nose. Touch your nose


Let’s have more fun. Please sing a song.

Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes.

Eyes, and ears, and mouth and nose. 

 Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes.


Peek-a-boo! What do you hear?

Zoe says, “ Eyes can see. I can see you.”

Zak says,  “Ears can hear.  I can hear you. “

Zoe says, “ Mouth can talk. I can talk a lot.”

Zak says,  “ Nose can smell. I can smell roses.”


Peek-a-boo!  Peek-a-boo!

How many eyes can you see?

One, two, three, four!

I can see four eyes---big and small.

Do not forget hands can touch.

Touch your eyes, ears, mouth and nose.

Do not forget to love your body. 

Take care of it even more.

Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo!


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

0-3 year-old children physically always need the gentle touches from parents and caregivers. So I make this picture book to provider touching games, nursery songs and rythm, in most can excite the child all the way to stimulate kids' brain movement along with language development. Meanwhile, caregivers also enjoy the exciting time with kid’s giggling.

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My Body Loves Peek-a-boo 2 reasons: First, focusing on My Body to talk and help a child acquires a language is always the most alive and direct connection. Parents/caregivers can talk about many things through gentle touches and little massage on little one's body. Especially the conversation can happen with the little one anytime and anywhere since our own body is always with us. :-) Second, playing Peek-a-boo on the body parts fully excites the little one and engages in listening and talking

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).

Peek-a-boo! What do you see? I see your eyes. Touch your eyes. Peek-a-boo! What do you see? I see your ears. Touch your ears. Peek-a-boo! What do you see? I see your mouth. Touch your mouth. Peek-a-boo! What do you see? I see your nose. Touch your nose Let’s have more fun. Please sing a song. Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes. Eyes, and ears, and mouth and nose. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes. Peek-a-boo! What do you hear? Zoe says, “ Eyes can see. I can see you.” Zak says, “Ears can hear. I can hear you. “ Zoe says, “ Mouth can talk. I can talk a lot.” Zak says, “ Nose can smell. I can smell roses.” Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! How many eyes can you see? One, two, three, four! I can see four eyes---big and small. Do not forget hands can touch. Touch your eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Do not forget to love your body. Take care of it even more. Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo!

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

Our body parts are with each of us all the time. Parents/caregivers and a child can use it to play Peek-a-boo game anywhere anytime to fully engage the kids in loving and fun mood in language development. As Mr. Rogers talks about that children see and wonder about their surroundings and encourages the adults in their lives to actively respond to this wonder. Also, I got inspiration from http://talkingisteaching.org/. talking and reading to a baby is not always easy since it needs a lot of fun tips. In my manuscript, I use emotional words as OUCH..., and questions..., smooth rhythm since children love reading aloud in rhythm and feel great fun to read again and again. Especially, To read this story as singing a popular rap song can fully excite both caregiver and a little one. This story is about friendship with loving feelings, which creates strong emotional impact and a lovely bonding between children and caregivers or parents. Majority words are from tiers 1&2

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

I have read a lot about the research fact by James J. Heckman at https://heckmanequation.org/resource/the-case-for-investing-in-disadvantaged-young-children/ ) Dr Hechman has claimed "Families play a powerful role in shaping adult outcomes." I also agree that parents/foster parents and caregivers always are 'the 1st teacher' to a child. Especially, if ask, who plays the top #1 role to a child at early childhood development? The answer is; “Our parents.” But we know most of the parents and caregivers need a lot of fun stories as we creative educators and writers can provider, So, we need to share our great ideas to support our little ones from making parents read from infancy.

Location: Country

the United States

Location: State or Department

IL

Location: City

Chicago

Website URL (optional question)

This link featuring one of my illustration figures 'Pink Pig' for my book 'Turtle is Loved'. https://www.papercutters.org/resources/Documents/First%20Cut%20February%202019.pdf

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a member of writer and illustrator in SCBWI( Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). I have been a language teacher to enjoy teaching children for 2 decades with my art skills. I hold an IL Paraprofessional Educator license. I have done a lot of research since 1992, hands-on work with 0-6 y/o kids at early child language development and healthy emotion development through homeschooling programs. I am amazed that children’s brain from 0-3 years is as powerful as a sponge, and it absorbs any languages much faster than any other ages. I believe that the best age to start reading is from 0-3 years old, but not easy to find these sorts of fun picture books. Since 2014, I have been focusing on writing for 0-3 years old and caregiver/parents , self-published a few, but still looking for the best platform to publish more. I am also an ‘Artist in Residence’ at Heritage Museum of Asian Art, Chicago, IL, as well as, a member of GAP(the Guild of American Paper cutters), PA.

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

Big Rat and Small Mouse is a very playful chanting story. The story is very simple, the result is very funny, would make little one laugh a lot, but really making adults/ caregivers to think a lot, and reallize we adults really need to learn about what babies exactly think and respond.

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

  • Yes

Do you have an agent?

  • No

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

  • OpenIDEO announcement email
  • William Penn Foundation website / social media
  • SCBWI since I am a member there.

What best describes you? (optional question)

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

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Lucy, you are an amazing teacher. We would love to have books like these for our pre-kindergarten programs at my school.

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