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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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Photo of Dan Ruth

You have some great ideas here! Because the formatting in the manuscript section doesn't come out quite right, a little more punctuation would be helpful to distinguish the lines, changes in speaker, and also accentuate the rhyming a bit more. Keep it up!

Photo of Dawnnbooks .

Good going.
The word limit is 250 so you have lots of wiggle room as you polish this piece.
Look forward to v2.0

Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott

This story has a lot of potential. Hope you use the different figurative expressions at your disposal to help you turn this diamond in the rough into a magnificent diamond. Hope you will dig deep in north to make it more than just an ordinary one. Regards @ Christine

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Hi Christine Gradel  Great to see you joining the Challenge! We noticed your submission is currently unpublished. Was this your intention? We'd love to have your submission included in the Challenge. You can publish it by hitting the "Publish" button at the top of your post. You can also update your post by clicking on the "Edit Contribution" on top. We're looking forward to seeing your submission in this challenge.