Enthusiastic Minds Prefer Action
This website presents V. R. Duin's children’s content for ages 3-8. The adult, child and animal interactions are invitingly action packed for video production. Four of the five fully-conceptualized manuscripts in this section are rhyming.
A Tech Tool
Speaking voice may not captivate kids. Viewing shock-and-awe action on screens offers no time to think. Action videos with persuasive sound engage attention, build imagination and focus concentration.
Video transcript: “Those who think tech is cool really should stay in school. Our world has a need for folks who can read.” The text is not from any published book or manuscript. (39 seconds)
Tracy saw the vane on the roof blink. Birds flying past made it sad. She wanted to show the vane not all birds can fly. She also wanted to prove it’s an important job to show wind directions. Before she could act, the vane broke free and started to coast.
On the tail of the vane
Came a curious throng.
This moving procession,
Was at least fifty strong!
The strange hullaballoo
Caught the notice of cops
Who observed the neighbors
Waving their brooms and mops!
Mother had the day off. She took the kids Christmas shopping. Jill quickly made her choice. Freddy had a hard time deciding. Then, he ran into a friend from school. They both liked the same bike, but a greater cause would come first.
Excerpt of the Limerick verse in which the story is fully written.
Dear Walter Pool's smile turned quite sad,
This puzzled young Freddy a tad.
Why on Christmas Eve,
Would a young man grieve?
Had something been said that seemed bad?
The matter was hardly so bright.
The charges gave rise to pure fright:
He held stolen goods
For these big bad hoods,
While making a getaway flight!
This case would take a while to solve. Finally, the briefcase was returned and valuable lessons were learned.
As she undid her saddle buckles
Rude kids burst into chuckles
And shouted out ugly names.
This was not fun and games.
Those naughty kids mocked and jeered,
Then scattered as Sara’s dad neared.
"You did quite well, my dear,”
Said her dad in very good cheer.
Sara was growing tall for her show pony, Spot. Her father suggested she ride their mule named Boo.
Rhyming, illustration-ready manuscript.
Here is some historical context for Goopy’s Christmas content:
From late 1800 to the early 1900, the Victorian Christmas featured fireside ghost stories. To give others a leg-up in reviving this tradition, here is a brief reading from “The Goopy Ghost at Christmas.”
Frigid temperatures and long nights are the perfect time to gather together. Folks won’t get goosebumps or act afraid of Christmas Goopy. However, the dog may be a better performer than the reader.