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To be red (read) to a little child..plain & simple.

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Look up

at the sky

see the blue

& clouds.

Look see the birds

happy flying.

Look at the kitty cat

or that doggie

Happy critters.

They were all made

by a Creator.

Breath in

you have air

breath out

You're ALIVE !

So happy you are here now.

So happy you can hear me;

hear me talkin' to you.

Happy for your presence

Like a present from God.

The Holy Invisible Great One

who Loves You -

Just the way you are :)

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

Just a sweetness (time with a little One)

Share your suggested book title


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).

... so happy you are here now ...

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

Simple plain talk in kindness.

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

Never been there.

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

Kindness Blessings

Location: Country

United States

Location: State or Department


Location: City


Tell us more about you / your team

First time submitting or being involved in this writing. I am a mail carrier for 35 years. Single - no kids - have cats - (had rats & a opposum)

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)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

one time poetry - New American Poetry Anthology - John Campbell World of Poetry Press

Do you have an agent?

  • No

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

  • OpenIDEO announcement email

What best describes you? (optional question)

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


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