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Brave New Leaf

Brave New Leaf  is a lyrical approach to overcoming fear as Buddy the Bud struggles with decisions he must make to win the First Leaf of Spring award.

I think of Brave New Leaf as a unique meld of the qualities of Tap the Magic Tree (cycles of life), Brave Squish Rabbit (conquering one’s fears) and Beekle (building friendships and willingness to take a chance.)

This story takes place in the Spring (on Earth Day) and is the first of four manuscripts that were inspired by Tap the Magic TreeHere are the planned titles.

  • Spring – Brave New Leaf
  • Summer – Pumping it Out – Explores how Buddy the Leaf feels as he contributes to the well-being of his tree and the forest it is in, by “pumping out” energy.
  • Fall – Feeling Brown – Buddy the Leaf’s is afraid of dying until he realizes a fact of nature.
  • Winter – Full Cycle – Buddy the leaf transcends death as he becomes part of the soil, and shares the secrets that he’s learned with tree buds through haiku.

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Walk, Walk, Walk

Have a grand time taking a morning walk around a lake. It’s an adventure filled with fun and sounds as Blaze the Border Collie encounters frogs, swans, ducks, bicycles, bees.

Artistic Note:

I am considering writing several additional stories that feature a dog talking a walk, each with the unique voice of that particular breed:

  • Labrador (or Golden) Retriever
  • Beagle
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Poodle
  • Rottweiler

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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.

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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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Look at Me What Do You See?

This 104-word non-rhyming book is filled with diversity and is perfect for gift shops. Readers discover a way to express the fullness of their  love for an infant. Perfect for Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and anyone who loves a newborn.

 

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