Counting Book Idea
A while back I wrote out this little counting book idea (to teach toddlers/preschoolers about femal sea turtles, but the one I did first was much too difficult to illustrate. I re-did it and thought this one might be easier, but I haven’t really done any doodles for it yet. The problem with this I think is that the counting is really more for rhyming instead of actually giving a child something to count! HA, HA!! These things just come to me sometimes…another idea that needs lots of work!
So here it is!
1, 2, swimming in the blue. (Picture of mama sea turtle swimming alone in the ocean.)
3, 4, paddling up to shore. (Picture of mama sea turtle paddling to shore.)
5, 6, splashing water with her kicks. (Picture of all of her fins splashing water.)
7, 8, reaching shore where her eggs she’ll lay. (Picture of her digging the sand and making the hole for her eggs.)
9, 10, swimming out to sea again. (Picture of her swimming back out to the ocean.)
I think the rhythm gets off on the 7, 8 line and the grammar would be weird for kids! Oh well, back to the writing board!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂
Posted on March 30, 2017, in Stories in Progress and tagged children's books, creative writing, Larry the Leatherback Sea Turtle, picture book, Sea turtles, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.