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My Community

My community, is a fun and engaging story for children between the ages of 0- 3 years to read and sing along with their caregivers.

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I love to be in my community.

Where I chase the bunny, (Illustration)

And always get so many ideas,

Just by being there.

A happy and safe place to be,

With so many wonderful things to see,

Like bees that don't scare me.

I love to see the butterfly, (Illustration)

Fly high up in the sky.

Then at the brook, I stop by,

And take a drink of water,

As I pass there with my mother.

We ride our bikes with father, (Illustration)

And that lasts for an hour.

 Then we walk to the park,

And see a lovely lark.

It’s a Sky Lark!

My sister shouts,

And zoom! It flies out.

I see a tree of beads,

And it’s a treat to me.

As I collect them,

I count from 1-10, (Illustration)

And everyone shouts Amen!

Then we wave to all the men,

And say hi to the women,

As they jog along the trail.

Then dad says let’s play tag,

And summer, our dog, gives a wag.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,

Catch a fella by his toe.

If you cannot let him go,

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!

Dad you it!

Here you go,

Shouts my sister Moe,

And we run away from him.

We play for one hour,

And walk back home to shower.

Walking back we see a Swallow,

Its eye looks very yellow.

Here’s the neighbour's puppy! (Illustration)

He looks like he’s in a hurry!

Screams my big brother, Decurry;

As we get home quite happy.

 

 

 

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

It's an early childhood manuscript that talks about the community and gives a visual of the many things that children and caregivers can do together in their community. By engaging each other the caregiver helps with language development and the children have a good time while learning.

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My Community

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 to be in my community, Where I chase the bunny, (Illustration) And always get so many ideas, Just by being there. A happy and safe place to be, With so many wonderful things to see, Like bees that don't scare me. I love to see the butterfly, (Illustration) Fly high up in the sky. Then at the brook, I stop by, And take a drink of water, As I pass there with my mother. We ride our bikes with father, (Illustration) And that lasts for an hour. Then we walk to the park, And see a lovely lark. It’s a Sky Lark! My sister shouts, And zoom! It flies out. I see a tree of beads, And it’s a treat to me. As I collect them, I count from 1-10, (Illustration) And everyone shouts Amen! Then we wave to all the men, And say hi to the women, As they jog along the trail. Then dad says let’s play tag, And summer, our dog, gives a wag. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a fella by his toe. If you cannot let him go, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe! Dad you it! Here you go, Shouts my sister Moe, And we run away from him. We play for one hour, And walk back home to shower. Walking back we see a Swallow. Its eye is very yellow. Here’s the neighbour's puppy! (Illustration) He looks like he’s in a hurry! Screams my big brother, Decurry; As we get home quite happy

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

This is my second manuscript written for children. I wrote in during my time studying in the United States of America. Tier one vocabulary makes this manuscript appropiate and helpful in language development as I have done. I worked closely with Early child hood developers and their critic was very insightful and I give them credit for some of the end product. I believe that a manuscript like this with simple words and appropriate rhyme and rhythm, which is what help with the development of words for children will make a huge different in helping caregivers and children develop language skills. I also recently looked at UNICEF Early Childhood Development and listened and watched the different sections like 'What do babies think and started a course with rhythm and rhyme. That helped also, and should how interaction helps kids with language development as it is fun, and this is how I have developed this manuscript.

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

Visited there in the past.

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

I think that a story has to reflect on someone's own experience so that they can really experience and appreciate it and I have designed this manuscript living the life or that resonates with those living in urban contexts. Doing that will enable to them to feel the story and relate to it also..

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Grande Riviere, Gros islet

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

Stella's back in Town

Tell us more about you / your team

My name is Perlina Murray. I am an author and Vice President of the Saint Lucia Writers Forum. I am a technical official with the Ministry of Youth Development in Saint Lucia and a Lawn Tennis, Coach. As a former Early Childhood educator, I love working with young people and children. I taught at the high school Kevel for four years and it was amazing. I am the 2017, Most Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts: poetry and Writing. Writing is my horse hobby.

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

These are examples of illustrations I feel is appropriate.

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Stella's back in Town, As if on Wings

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 Dawnnbooks .
Team

There is a section in the submission for INSPIRATIONS.
Did any story inspire this or your other stories??
You could add those... Maybe

Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

My inspiration come most time from within.

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