Thanks, @Ashanti Antonio Prescott - great reading all your stories too (you wrote so many! I could barely get one together). Esp liked the one with the clock and how you're teaching kids numbers and ABCs
Thanks @Niha Rika! I know - all the books we read with rhyming makes it look so easy, but getting ideas to fit with the right tempo was hard. It's not completely there, there are some lines that could be better, but am running out of word count :)
Re: the urban and diversity themes, I'm hoping to communicate a lot of that through illustrations - since the characters start in an apartment building then move to a busy bus stop, an urban park like Rittenhouse or the park in Fishtown and a public library.
Also enjoyed your story, esp as a child of immigrants myself - I actually did a lot of those things with my parents and once in awhile with grandparents when they came to visit.