Sometimes the Beach - Audio picturebook

Job #3435

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Job # 3435 Sometimes the Beach - Audio picturebook

Posted Date
May 1, 2007 @ 17:03
Respond By
May 29, 2007
Word Count
550
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
Audiobooks

Job Description

PAGE COUNT
About six pages of text - approximately 550 words.

MARKET SIZE
unknown

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

This story is really meant to capture the different moods and feelings of the beach. Try to give each beach a slightly unique personality (that is, the child reacts differently to each beach. For example, in "sunny beach" he/she is more awake/active than morning, where they would still be a little sleepy and speak softer). There could even be a difference in how you read the titles: "Morning Beach" (soft, calm, slow), and "Sunny Beach!" (perky, excited, faster pace). In each scene, try to imagine yourself as a young child experiencing the unique wonder of that environment for the first time. Don't over exaggerate, but be genuine. This story also focuses on the natural WHILE being surrounded by the social. Yes, there are siblings around, other children, parents, friends, people at the beach, cars, buses, activities going on, yet in that the child still finds time to focus on the serenity of nature surrounding them.

If using a "child's voice" sounds sincere, try that first. Also, watch your pace, create a rhythm/flow so you sound like you are experiencing this as oppose to reading a news article about it.

A sample of the script follows.

Thanks,
Scott

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Sometimes the Beach
by Scott C. Johnson


Morning Beach
Sometimes the beach is quiet. The morning sky brightens slowly from the east. The air is cool, and smells fresh and salty. Only the sounds of flying birds and the ocean tide can be heard. Pigeons line the sandy walkways looking for food. Tiny seashells rest in the cool beach sand. Soon the sun will rise, bringing light to the leafy palm trees.

Mom gives us oatmeal and apple slices for breakfast. I put on my cap and get ready to play!


Sunny Beach
Sometimes the beach is sunny! Soft clouds glide through the bright blue sky. The ocean sparkles in the sun. Light waves splash against the seashore, washing the sand to and fro. Dry sand is warm and cozy; wet sand squishes between my toes! Palm trees shade us from the sun, and sometimes a gentle breeze brushes against my face.

Mom helps me put on my swimming gear and sun block so I can play in the ocean...barefoot!


Cloudy Beach
Sometimes the beach is cloudy. The taste of salt fills the cool misty air. The bright sun hides in the thick white clouds, and sometimes it peeks out for a while. Ocean waves crash up against the rocks. Dry sand is cool now, wet sand is cold! The soft wind rustles the palm tree leaves. Seagulls glide gracefully through the air.

My shadow looks faded and hard to find. "No swimming this time", says Mom, "we'll walk the pier today."

I toss breadcrumbs to the seagulls. They swoop down and gobble them up!

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