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Sea Junk Puppet's

trash & treasures come to life

Photo of Rhonda Welcome
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Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

Adventure both real & imagined. Turning beach find's into magical friends.

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

shoe box lunches at the jersey shore with small children in earlier days.

Location: Country


Location: State or Department


Location: City


Tell us more about you / your team

my husband & I are writers and have done many workshops with young children and encounter children visiting the sea shore near our home here in the eastern most point in the continental U.S.A. We have put on vital assemblage art projects at the Bangor Children's Museum . Participated in the Children's area of MOFGA (Maine Organic Farm & Garden Association), worked in group homes and social work with children. We have children & grandchildren and are avid story tellers.

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

In the story the puppets are created in the shoe box the child has collected on there day at the beach

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Fifty Years in a foxhole

Do you have an agent?

  • No

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

  • Publisher of charles Kniffens book/ sunbury Press

What best describes you? (optional question)

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


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Photo of Camila Garcia

I like the concept and I think it will be very intriguing specially for the 2's and 3's year old kids. I find the image concept a little scary for them though, perhaps something like this:

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