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Roll Green Apple, Roll!

A little girl asks an apple why it rolls and finally she gets the answer!

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There once was a girl who lived inside a green Apple. The girl wondered why the apple was always Rolling, Rolling, Rolling along. She found a little mouse living inside the apple.

She asked the mouse why the apple was always rolling along. The mouse said, "That's simple, it rolls because it's round! Then the mouse ran away. Quickly, Quickly, Quickly. 

The next day a Beaver came along. "Excuse me sir, I have a question. Why does the green apple roll along?" The Beaver slapped his tail on the ground three times and licked his long teeth. "The big apple keeps rolling so no one takes a bite out of it!" he said. Crunch, Crunch, Crunch.

A snake appeared, "Pardon me, why does the green apple keep on rolling?" "I sssuppose it just can't sit still!" He moved away, left and right until the little girl couldn't see him anymore. Squirm, Squirm, Squirm.

The girl had an idea! "I will ask the green apple myself." Off she went to the very center of that fruit. "Green apple, why are you always Rolling and Rolling along?" The apple said nothing. It was thinking. No one ever asked this question before. 

"I am always Rolling because that is my Nature!" Then the rolling stopped. Everything was still. The green apple and the little girl shared a great big laugh. Ha! Ha! Now they both knew the answer, and off they rolled along together, around, over and upside down! 

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

To inspire questions about the nature of things. To talk to others about questions you might have.

Share your suggested book title

Roll Green Apple, Roll!

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).

There once was a girl who lived inside a green Apple. The girl wondered why the apple was always rolling, rolling, rolling along. She found a little mouse living inside the apple. She asked the mouse why the apple was always rolling along. The mouse said, "That's simple, it rolls because it's Round! Then the mouse ran away. Quickly, Quickly, Quickly. The next day a Beaver came along. "Excuse me sir, I have a question. Why does the green apple roll along?" The Beaver slapped his tail on the ground three times and licked his long teeth. "The big apple keeps rolling so no one takes a bite out of it!" he said. Crunch, Crunch, Crunch. A snake appeared, "Pardon me, why does the green apple keep on rolling?" "I sssuppose it just can't sit still!" He moved away, left and right until the little girl couldn't see him anymore. Squirm, Squirm, Squirm. The girl had an idea! "I will ask the big apple myself." Off she went to the very center of that fruit. "Green apple, why are you always Rolling and Rolling along?" The apple said nothing. It was thinking. No one ever asked this question before. "I am always Rolling because that is my Nature!" Then the rolling stopped. Everything was still. The green apple and the little girl shared a great big laugh. Ha! Ha! Now they both knew the answer, and off they rolled along together, around, over and upside down!

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

The manuscript is made up of Tier 1 words to aid in the early childhood vocabulary. Concepts around movement are used to teach basic action verbs. It promotes asking questions about why things work and hearing various explanations. Children begin to see movement concepts in objects they are familiar with. Physiological development is also encouraged through words that kids can act out. Also covered is how to solve problems by oneself by simy asking a question. A child begins to understand th ed nature of movement with shapes.

Location: Country

United states

Location: State or Department

NY - New York

Location: City

New York

Tell us more about you / your team

I am an artist, writer, wellness educator and professional scientist. My passion is creating work where kids question the nature of events and happenings around them and come to their own conclusions about what's true and false. I carry a strong connection with urban youth, their need for understanding nature and finding ways to stay healthy in a city environment. Keeping kids active in mind and body is the goal of my work.

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

TED-Ed talk "How Breathing Works"

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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Interesting story line.

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Team

Thanks Ahanti. I appreciate that!

Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

You are welcome.
All the best to us all

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