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The Crayon Box

The Crayon Box is written for children 0-3 years to learn different concepts with their caregivers using mainly colours.

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It’s Fun Crayon Day! (Illustration)

And I’m ready to play;

With my Aunty, May.”

“Leana, Leana! It’s Crayon story time!”

And I’ll tell you one of mine.”

All about, The Crayon Box?” (Illustration)

“Yes of course.”

‘”I love the green, red, purple, blue and yellow.” (Illustration)

“Well I’ll sing this story to you.”

You are singing for Baby-Bop, too?

“Yes, now listen.

When I was a little girl,

Going to Philly Pre-School, (Illustration)

My daddy bought a box of crayons, just for me.

Red was to colour, the crunchy apples that I liked, (Illustration)

Blue was to colour, my big bright kite. " (Illustration)

And with yellow you coloured the shinning sun?’(Illustration)

“Yes with yellow, I coloured, the shinning sun.”

So red was to colour, the crunchy apples that you liked,

Blue to colour your bright blue kite,

And yellow to colour, the shinning sun.”

“I had so much fun next day,

When finally, I was in class,

And the teacher asked us to colour.

I opened the box,

Took out all the crayons;

Placed them on my desk;

And I coloured many flowers.” (Illustration)

You coloured with your pink and yellow, crayons?

“Yes, I coloured, and I coloured, and I coloured,

Till the crayons were almost done;

And it was so much fun.”

Did you colour all the clouds white?

“Yes I did!”

So the box of Colourful Crayons, was all done?

“No I saved them for you.

So now let’s colour,

Till the crayons are all gone.”

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

My vision is that this story will help children along with their caregiver enjoy all they can do with the colours of the crayons. They also learn concepts like the colour of different things like the sun and have fun colouring and listening too.

Share your suggested book title

The Crayon Box

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).

“It’s Crayola Crayon Day, (Illustration) And I’m ready to play; With my Aunty, May.” “Leana, Leana! It’s Crayola story time!” And I’ll tell you one of mine.” “All about, The Crayon Box?” (Illustration) “Yes of course.” ‘”I love the green, red, purple, blue and yellow.” (Illustration) “Well I’ll sing this story for you.” “You are singing for Baby-Bop, too?” “Yes, now listen.” When I was a little girl, Going to Philly Pre-School, (Illustration) My mother bought a box of crayons, just for me. Red was to colour, the crunchy apples that I liked, (Illustration) Blue was to colour, my big bright kite. (Illustration) “And with yellow you coloured, the shinning sun?’(Illustration) “Yes with yellow I coloured the shinning sun.” “So red was to colour, the crunchy apples that you liked, Blue to colour, your bright blue kite, And yellow to colour, the shinning sun.” “I had so much fun next day, When finally, I was in class, And the teacher asked us to colour. I opened the box, Took out all the crayons; Placed them on my desk; And I coloured many flowers.” (Illustration) “You coloured with your pink and yellow, crayons?” “Yes, I coloured, and I coloured, and I coloured, Till the crayons were almost done; And it was so much fun.” “Did you colour all the clouds white?” “Yes I did!” “So the box of Crayola Crayons, was all done?” “No I saved them for you. So now let’s colour, Till the crayons are all gone.”

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

Yes this story has been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence as approved by early childhood educators and is valid based on my research from this platform guiding about language development for children this age through videos and valuable training materials. Care givers get to teach children the past tense which is important in language development and also interact with the child learning different concepts in a fun and engaging way.

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

Philly, City of Brotherly love I have visited and hope to visit again for the fun and wonderful people.

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

This manuscript is coming from the context of an urban environment as it takes place in Philly itself. The readers living in urban environments will be able to live this story as they connect it to kites flying and Philly school because of the environment they live in which resonates with the story. The will be able to learn to listen and learn.

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 Perlina Murray. A proud Saint Lucian who is very down to earth. I love mentoring young people. I love life and the sea just for relaxation and reflection. I love to travel and to sit to write.

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.

Stars in Our Hesrts, As if on Wings, Opus Spectrum Volume Three, Stella's Back in Town, ST.Lucia Writers and Writings.

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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Hellp everyone, we have a few more days to go before the announcement of the shortlist. I want to hear from you guys.

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