50 Precious Words: “I Wished For A Washboard! A Musical Picture Book!

bella and washboardWe’re excited to be a last minute entry in the 50 Precious Words contest.  This wonderful contest with lots of great prizes is hosted by an up-and-coming children’s book writer, Vivian Kirkfield on her blog: https://viviankirkfield.com/.

The quest was to write a children’s picture book in less then 50 words.  Naturally, I wrote about music and how kids get excited about making music, sometimes with the simplest instruments.  Like a washboard.

I love the idea of this book because the main character in the story can be younger or older, from any culture and could also be a kid of differing abilities.  None of that matters when you let music out of your heart and your mouth and into the world.

So, without further ado, here’s our entry!

I Wished For A Washboard 

By: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou

little boys and washboardI wished for a washboard
So that I could play
Some music with mom
or my friends, everyday

I’d make lots of rhythms
Then guess what I’d do?
I’ll give you my washboard
And you could play, too!

I wished for a washboard
To make music my own
And today I am happy

Mom brought one home!



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