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Trolley Trip to the Zoo

Child takes trolley to the Zoo with mother

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Child takes trolley to the zoo. Has conversation with trolley driver

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

I think children in urban centers can relate to riding the trolley and very young toddlers would be excited about going to see animals at the zoo

Share your suggested book title

Trolley trip to the Zoo

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).

Oh Momma I can’t see the trolley through the trees Is the trolley coming Momma? Can you see? The trolley is coming darling, hold my hand please. Step up my big girl and say hello to our driver Hello, we are going to the Zoo today and want to see the tigers Welcome aboard my Zoo going riders Take a seat and hold on please You and your Momma will be there in a few minutes Look out the window and tell me what you see I see cars, trolleys, a dog, a baby and lots of trees Here is your stop, The Big City Zoo. Have a nice day. Please say hello to the elephants, monkeys and polar bears too. We will . Thank you

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

Rhyme helps children remember and helps with recognition of words later when they start to read.

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

Grew up in Philadelphia. Took trolleys. Trolleys and public transportation very big in urban cities. Children in Philadelphia can take a bus to the Zoo, but can take a trolley to this bus connection.

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

Being a commuter, your view is different on the sidewalk and on a bus Also as a child you learn through example to look and see.


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