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Shannon At Play

I love teaching children.

Photo of Nzingha Reed
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  1. My book is about siblings playing with each other.

Page 1.

Shannon can climb to the top of the monkey bars

   So can Melchisedek

Page 2 

Al-nisa and Shannon jumps up and down in the boucie house.

Page 3

Shannon can crawel on his knees and pull him self up on to the couch.

Page 4 

Yasmine likes how Shannon plays pee- a - boo pee- a- boo. 

Page 5

Shannon and Yaseen likes to slides down t the sliding board.

Page 6

Melchisedek and Shannon likes to play on the sesaw ... Weee!!

Page 7 

Shannon and Melchizedek enjoys making funny faces... 

Page 8

They continue until mommy say it's time for dinner.

Page 9 

After playing all day Shannon and his siblings Melchizedek, Al-nisa, Yasmine and Yaseen. Are ready for dinner. Yes they can't wait. 

Yummy ! Yummy ! For my tummy!!!

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

The intent is to show the child love and fun . With explosives colors. To show how siblings give complements to each other. Up lift their big brother.

Share your suggested book title

Shannon at Play

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

Just by me as an educator.

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

I live in Philadelphia. I teach at a Islamic school.

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

I crafted this story based on my experiences and my love for family up lifting each other.

Location: Country

Mt. Airy Philadelphia Pa 19119. United States

Location: State or Department

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Location: City


Tell us more about you / your team

I love writing short stories. This is my first time thinking about sharing it. I do not have a team . I need an Illustrator. It is just me. I would like a book with explosives colors and the characters in the book look loke my children.

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)

  • One of my parents told me

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • A mother/Teacher/ Dancer/ traverler

1 comment

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .

A very active story just right for toddlers.
Do a quick review there are one or two typos.
Good luck to us all.