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One White Welly

One White Welly is a simple, repetitive rhyming story that will engage the youngest of children while also open up the door to deeper conver

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One white welly stuck in muck and snow. How did he get there? I don’t know. One white welly shivering through the night. Which welly is he, left or right? One white welly looking very black. Stuck in the city, can’t get back. One white welly starting to thaw out. What is that tickle? It’s a sprout. One white welly drawing a big crowd. He made a garden. He’s so proud. All the neighbors, young, old, brown and white, they come together there’s no fright. They all bring wellies, pots, spades and gloves. A community full of love.

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

One White Welly is intended to be a short, visually pleasing board book geared toward the youngest of readers. It’s illustrations focus on one main setting, which changes slightly throughout the book, as a way to provide an added layer of activities and learning to the work. The book focuses on one lost welly boot who ends up brining an entire community together in an unexpected way

Share your suggested book title

One White Welly

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).

Please see above for manuscript

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

The rhyming nature and use of simple tier-1 words is what is most key in this book. This is a book that will accomplish the most important task when it comes to early childhood language and literacy development, it will keep a young child engaged. The best way to encourage young readers is simply by reading to them as often as possible. This book is designed to be able to grow right along with the young reader. From the age of 0-3 months, a child will benefit from simply being able to hear their caretaker’s voice reading. From 4-12 months of age the child will start to pick up on the musical nature of this book and enjoy its repetitive predictive words. Once the child reaches the age of 12-24 months their vocabulary and memory abilities will explode and this book will easily provide them with great starter words in a familiar place that they have already grown to love. From 24-months on, this book will still engage children as they begin to developed the ability to discuss deep themes

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

Born in New Jersey, I am very familiar with the North East region of America. Though, I have never lived in Philadelphia, I do have family there and am well versed in this regions culture. I have lived and worked in early childhood education in many urban American cities and hold my own unique perspective on what the urban American child experience is.

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

This book’s main focus is on the value and need for stronger community bonds within our urban societies. The book shows how starting a garden and growing healthy organic food can bring a diverse and often alienated community together.

Location: Country

I am currently based in the United Kingdom

Location: State or Department


Location: City

Leicester city

Tell us more about you / your team

I have been both a nanny for over 15-years. I have a background in early childhood education. My two passions in life are children and writing. I highly enjoy creating stories and drawings that will enhance all children’s wellbeing.

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

I love the diversity of culture. Will help kids appreciate each other.

Photo of Trista Lowe

thanks that was one of my main goals with it!

Photo of Perlina Murray

Welcomed. Just tweak it to make it more engsging and simplier

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