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Tolerance A, B and C

This story helps the child to accept others for who they are, no matter what, while teaching the letters of the alphabet.

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A story about tolerance

A, B and C

I love the letters of the alphabet. From A to Z they go.

Each one is different, each help to make a word I know, know, know

A, B, C, D, E,

The shapes are different. They come short or tall

Some can grow to be quite big while others are small, small, small

F, G, H, I, J

It is important for each to work with the other

To treat each one like a sister or a brother, brother, brother

K, L, M, N, O

Some letters face the left, and some face the right

Some letters look dull, and some look bright, bright, bright

P, Q, R, S, T

The letters make the words ‘me’ and ‘you’

As they each have a special job to do, do, do

U, V, W, X, Y, Z

How can we make words like mummy and daddy and love?

Or tell stories about the stars up above, ‘bove, ‘bove

This one letter must accept the other one

Although they are different under the sun, sun, sun

Some are fat, some are flat and some are thin

If they work together, everyone can win, win, win

 

Some letters like apples and bananas, some like mangoes

Does it matter? Each one different can be heroes, heroes, heroes

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Love who you are and be what you want to be, be, be

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

I envision my story being used a tool that the caregiver can use to open the child's mind to the differences between us all as people. In this way, the child can learn tolerance of others as they accept each one's differences. At the same time, the child learns the letters of the alphabet, which would certainly prepare him/her for school.

Share your suggested book title

Tolerance A, B and C

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).

A story about tolerance A, B and C I love the letters of the alphabet. From A to Z they go. Each one is different, each help to make a word I know, know, know A, B, C, D, E, The shapes are different. They come short or tall Some can grow to be quite big while others are small, small, small F, G, H, I, J It is important for each to work with the other To treat each one like a sister or a brother, brother, brother K, L, M, N, O Some letters face the left, and some face the right Some letters look dull, and some look bright, bright, bright P, Q, R, S, T The letters make the words ‘me’ and ‘you’ As they each have a special job to do, do, do U, V, W, X, Y, Z How can we make words like mummy and daddy and love? Or tell stories about the stars up above, ‘bove, ‘bove This one letter must accept the other one Although they are different under the sun, sun, sun Some are fat, some are flat and some are thin If they work together, everyone can win, win, win Some letters like apples and bananas, some like mangoes Does it matter? Each one different can be heroes, heroes, heroes A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Love who you are and be what you want to be, be, be

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

First of all, this book has rhyme, which educators propose is the best way that children learn from a tender age. The rhymes are catchy and holds their attention. The story has an underlying message that is relevant for today, and that is the message of tolerance for everyone. Teaching such concepts at this age is difficult, but learning in parallel with something familiar, makes it easier for everyone involved in the reading activity. The pictures used in the story should reinforce the message of the words, by over inflating the human-ness of each letter.

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

None

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Bexon

Location: City

Castries

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)?

  • No

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

22 comments

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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Nice. I think you should remove brother, brother and most of the repeated words at the end of the lines.

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Hi just reaching out.
Did you make the Top Ten?

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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Nice but you forgot question mark after above?

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
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Dear Team Member...
It's only hours now until the close of submissions.
Still time for the last minute polish.
There are some really strong stories among the over 400 entrees.
Good luck to us all.

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@Ida ADOLPH
@Petra AUGUSTE
@Martha BLANCHARD
@Ginelle CLAUZEL ** NEW **
@Jade Zanny LAWRENCE
@Perlina MURRAY
@Ashanti Antonio PRESCOTT

...and me @Dawnnbooks heeheehee Good luck to us all.
Remember to like and comment on each others work.

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According to the countdown, today (19 March) there are now 25 days to go.
Still lots of time to upload that masterpiece or edit what we have already submitted.
GOOD LUCK TO US ALL!!!

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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Remive a sttory about Tolerance, A, B and C. Replace it with something else, like.
A,B,C,
Spelling B

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
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Thanks for including me on your team

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Photo of Virginia Brackett
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Ida, I'm enjoying watching your story take shape. I wonder whether the groups of three rhyming words that you've added break your intended rhythm. You could read the poem aloud to hear whether that might be true. I'm pleased to be on your team!

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Photo of Ida Adolph
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Thank you all for the encouragements and the comments. I'm new to this forum so there's still a lot I don't know, in terms of navigating and all the resources available. I'll try my best to catch up and get in the groove. Again, thanks all.

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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You welcomed. Thanks for adding me to your team.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
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Good write up. You have killed two birds with one stone, if not three

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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I agree but it need to be a bit more rhyming and simpler.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
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Well i'm not sure that she sees the comments

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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She will. I will personally text her. We need to keep each other posted.

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
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if you can, then do that

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Photo of Bonnie Averbuch
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Very creative way to use a basic childhood lesson (the alphabet) with a more profound lesson (diversity). Children in Philadelphia will be exposed to so much diversity throughout their lives and it's a great way to start teaching them acceptance from an early age. I also love how it teaches kids to love themselves for their own differences. One suggestion for improvement could be to introduce the letters in a more fun way. Maybe this is achieved by illustrations, but maybe you could also have the letters interact somehow. I'm not sure how this would work in your writing, but I'm thinking about the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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I agree. She just needs to tweak it a bit.

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Photo of Perlina Murray
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I think it should, be, be, be,
a little more rhymee me

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Photo of Itika Gupta
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Hi Ida Adolph  welcome to the Challenge Community!
Your manuscript is such a lovely and profound twist to learning alphabets for children. It very beautifully talks about acceptance while teaching children a language.
Since your final readers will be from the age group of 0-3 yrs, it may be interesting to tweak the manuscript to make it simpler, rhythmic and more engaging for your readers. You can learn more about early childhood development and tips on writing for this age group in the “Challenge Resources” listed at the end of the Challenge Page.

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Photo of Virginia Brackett
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Ida, I love your idea of teaching acceptance and diversity through use of the alphabet. What a great way to teach young readers, while stimulating them through rhyme, rhythm, and color.

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
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I like the duality of the story. It teaches love and acceptance as well as the alphabet.

Good work.