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October 16, 2020

Colorado community members come together to write children's books

Through our fun, interactive Build-A-Book campaign, corporate and community partner organizations are engaging their members in writing a children’s book! Check out some of the adorable stories they have written, one page at a time.

Elijah’s Big Day

The Hudson River trash barge is every raccoon’s dream. So when Elijah sees it float by one day, he sets out to climb aboard. But when the rain starts falling and the wind picks up, will the power of his friends be enough to get Elijah to the barge?

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the team at CNA.

DJ and Trill Find a New Beat

When DJ moves to Earth, he has no friends except for his pet, Trill. When Trill goes missing on the first day of school, can DJ’s love of music save the day?

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the team at Cisco.

The Shy Octopus

Eduardo is an octopus who lives at the bottom of the ocean. He likes making friends, but he’s sometimes too shy to try new things. When Penelope the jellyfish invites him to explore a cave with her, he’s a little scared because he doesn’t like the dark. But his new friend encourages him to be brave, and Eduardo finds that even if he’s shy, his friends are always there to remind him how to be strong.

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the team at CNA.

The Giving Panda

When a water pipe bursts at a park, the Earth Patrol is on the case. Noodle, an environmentally conscious panda, takes it upon himself to sit on the pipe so it doesn’t flood the park while the rest of the Earth Patrol goes to get help. Will Noodle be able to save the day and fit in with his new friends?

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck team.

The Biggest Sequoia

Poppy, Rowan, and Willow are three sequoia trees living in the same neighborhood. Rowan is the tallest tree, but when a big storm blows through and causes his top half to fall over, what will happen to his confidence? The answer may lie in the power of friendship.

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the Segall Bryant and Hamill team.

Jazmine’s First Sleepover

When Jazmine’s friend gets a new rainbow unicorn sleeping bag, she absolutely had to try it out. But Jazmine had never been to a sleepover before; she was getting butterflies in her tummy just thinking about it! Armed with Mr. Moose and a couple of awesome friends, Jazmine discovers what it means to be brave and try new things. The chocolate chip pancakes the next morning were a big help, too.

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the Segall Bryant and Hamill team.

Can You Help Me?

On a super rainy day, three neighbors encounter the Rain Mouse who tells them that he will make the most beautiful rainbow they’ve ever seen if they can do three good deeds. The trio sets off to help their other neighbors in big and small ways. In this heartwarming story, they grow closer as friends and learn about the power of a good deed.

This Build-A-Book was written collaboratively by the team at CNA.

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