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Socks and Shoes are Fun

Socks and Shoes are Fun captures the joy that children feel as they explore their socks and shoes. Universal in its appeal, it reveals a child’s sense of wonder as she or he discovers the secrets of right and left.

Please use my contact page to request a manuscript.

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Come In, Come In

A mock up cover for Alan H. Jordan's book of poetry for children-- Come In Come in. Alan's tribute to Shel Silverstein

A mock-up cover for Alan H. Jordan’s book of poetry for children–
Come In Come in. Alan’s tribute to Shel Silverstein.

Please use my contact page to request a manuscript.

I am particularly interested in working with teachers and homeschoolers who would like to share this manuscript with students and share student’s impressions and suggestions with me. Possibly, we could do this in a virtual visit.

Here’s another mock-up poem:
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Download a Word Document to Make a Picture Book Dummy

I have found many wonderful resources for creating picture book dummies, but I have never found a Word document.  I built one.  It’s a complicated process that involves using overlaying objects, but once it is made it is easy to use.

You can easily make an attractive cover by dropping in your own illustration.

You may easily make an attractive cover by dropping in your own illustration.

 

Simply copy your text and replace my text.

Simply copy your text and replace my text.

 

You may easily change pictures and text if you follow the directions.

You may easily change pictures and text if you follow the directions.

It’s my pleasure to post my Word document, which you may use and modify for your own use.

You may distribute freely, but do not make any changes to it and distribute the changed file.

You may not charge a fee for distributing this file.

If you want to modify this for your own use, that’s okay.

If you do make modifications, please send me a copy, and explain the changes that you’ve made.

If I incorporate those changes, I will give you credit for making them.

To download the Word document, click here.

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My Sweet Panda Bear

Panda bears are many people’s favorite bear!

MY SWEET PANDA BEAR learns about his bundle-of-joy beginnings and more, as he & his mom journey back to his birthplace. A peaceful book that makes a great bedtime story.

Critiqued comments:

  • Hi Alan, I love the gentle (sleepytime) tone of your manuscript.
  • I watched a program recently about pandas and how they let young die, and I was kind of sad to learn that.  Saw that you included that fact in there. Again, nice job!!!
  • I could just imagine Claudia Rueda illustrating this.

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Safari Sam

After passing his final tests, Safari Sam, a wheelchair, is daydreaming about his new life transporting children at the zoo.  Another customer comes in and wants to buy him to carry around, of all things, a kangaroo.

Safari Sam does the only thing he can think to do. Will it be enough to make sure that he gets to cater to the children of the zoo of his dreams?

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