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Stop The Bullying and Buddy-Up.

This sing-a-long and read -a- long story, is written so caregivers can teach toddlers and infants 0-3 years that bullying is wrong.

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Now this is the story all about why,
Children should not make each other cry.
I want you listen with your ear,
So that you can hear,
why bullying is wrong,
As you sing this song;
For I want you to be a buddy dear,
And not a bully, causing fear.
Buddy, Buddy up.


Mummy, I am going to the park,
to play with my buddy Mark.
Please do not fall,
As at work I am on call.

I 'm taking the ball,
I held for Paul.

Okay Saul.

Saul, give me that ball! (Illustration)

No it belongs to Paul. (Illustration)

Hand it over, silly!

No. You are being a bully.

I am counting to ten, (Illustration)
And you must hand it by then.

Why can't you be fair?

Because I do not care,

And besides you too ugly,
To play with that nice ball,

You big baby!

Bullying is mean.

Is that what I have been?

Yes, you are mean.

And you are thin,

So I'll throw you in this bin!

I'm not afraid of you.

Yes you are!

I just think we should be friends.

I don't know how!
As I have been a bully for so long!

Let’s tag along,

And play around,

And have some fun.

But my friends will think,
That I am a wimp!

No they won't.

Okay then, sorry for being mean. (Illustration)
I hope my teachers will see,
And lots of people will now love me.

 Buddy-up.  (Illustration)

(Mon pote, mon pote.)




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

Bullying has become a major issue in our society, and so this book is written for caregivers and children 0-3 years old to sing and learn about the effects of bullying.; with singalong music. It has been written in a format where children will be able to learn to appreciate others and not fight.

Share your suggested book title

Stop The Bullying and Buddy-Up.

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).

Now this is the story all about why, Children should not make each other cry. I want you to listen with your ear, So that you can hear, why bullying is wrong, As you sing this song; For I want you to be a buddy dear, And not a bully, causing fear. Buddy, Buddy-up. Mummy, I am going to the park, to play with my buddy Mark. Please do not fall, As at work I am on call. I 'm taking the ball, I held for Paul. Okay Saul. Saul, give me that ball! (Illustration) No it belongs to Paul. (Illustration) Hand it over, silly! No. You are being a bully. I am counting to ten, (Illustration) And you must hand it by then. Why can't you be fair? Because I do not care! And besides you too ugly, To play with that nice ball, You big baby! Bullying is mean. Is that what I have been? Yes, you are mean. And you are thin! So I'll throw you in this bin! I'm not afraid of you. Yes you are! I just think we should be friends. I don't know how! As I have been a bully for so long! Let’s tag along, And play around, And have some fun. But my friends will think, That I am a wimp! No they won't. Okay then, sorry for being mean. (Illustration) I hope my teachers will see, And lots of people will now love me. Buddy-up. (Illustration) (Mon pote, mon pote.)

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

This book has been informed by early childhood language development as I allowed it to go under the scrutiny of many early child hood language programs. It will support caregivers because the language is simple and it is a read, and sing along, which caters for growth and development of children. This manuscript follows tier1 vocabulary and some teir 2, which is important and truly makes it appropiate for toddlers and infants 0-3 years.

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

Philadelphia is a nice place I visited. City of Brotherly Love.

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

This manuscript resonates with the experiences of children living in urban contexts because the content of the manuscript resonates with an urban community. The readers will benefit from the information given about no bullying because at the end of the story they will realize that being a bully keeps people from you.

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Grande Riviere Gros Islet

Location: City

Castries

Website URL (optional question)

http://sbpra.com/PerlinaMurray

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a down to earth individual who loves a challenge and working with young people. I am a published author and the winner of the 2017, most outstanding Youth in Literary Arts. I love life and writing is my horse-hobby. I love life and I enjoy travelling.

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.

Stella's back In Town, As If On Wings, Stars in our hearts, Opus Spectrum.

Do you have an agent?

  • Previously yes, currently 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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