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Guardian Angel Publishing, 2008.
ISBN: 1933090847/ 978-1933090849
REVIEW by Cynthia Reeg
Genevieve, a shepherdess with a knack for “nonsense stories,” leads a herd of disgruntled but lovable “grey and dirty brown” sheep. When the rain persists for too long, Genevieve tickles one cloud after another until the sun shines through. It is then the sad, pale, bored rainbow comes into view. After a few of Genevieve’s silly stories, the rainbow sees the joy in the world all around and is no longer sad. Instead, it cries happy, colorful tears which drip onto the sheep huddled below—creating rainbow sheep.
Ms. Chatel has woven a truly colorful and unique story with RAINBOW SHEEP. Her original wool fiber art scenes capture the story’s warmth. This children’s tale with its rich language will beckon readers and listeners back again and again to revel in its soft, sweet words and magical visions.
RAINBOW SHEEP offers bonus pages which explain the art of needle felting with instructions on how to make your own rainbow sheep and felted soap. A glossary is included as well. This book seems like a perfect summertime (or anytime) read to delight and entertain young readers.
A story CONTEST is in the works right now, sponsored by Ms. Chatel. She is encouraging young writers to create their own colorful stories and submit them to her website. To find out more about the contest, click on the link above.
Media Contact: Jennifer Gladen
Editor, MY LIGHT MAGAZINE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAGAZINE LAUNCHES ILLUSTRATION CONTEST FOR THEIR DEBUT ISSUE
PENNSYLVANIA (May 29, 2008) — The new Catholic E-Zine for children, My Light Magazine, is holding an illustration contest. The winner’s artwork will become the cover of My Light’s debut issue in August 2008.
My Light is a free online Catholic magazine for children. “The mission is to help children better understand their faith and grow closer to God,” Editor Jennifer Gladen said. The magazine includes stories, articles, crafts, Bible stories and poems.
Ms. Gladen is excited about the upcoming contest. “This is a great opportunity. Illustrating for the cover of a debut issue is an impressive addition to the resume’.” Deadline is July 1, 2008. Entries not chosen for August will receive first consideration for future issues.
For further information and guidelines, visit http://mylightmagazine.tripodcom Media contact: email@example.com
Author of A Star in the Night(Guardian Angel Publishing,Summer 2008)www.jennifergladen.com
Please check out these fun contests:
To celebrate her new release of The Gollywhopper Games (HarperCollins/ Greenwillow) , Jody Feldman is holding a contest for kids from 8-15 years old and a drawing for authors and others. Kids who send in the correct solution to the puzzle posted at the Contests link at http://www.gollywhoppergames.com/ can win a Nintendo DS Lite or The Gollywhopper Games T-shirt. And if you post this info on a blog or pass it along to a family with age-eligible children or to an elementary or middle school teacher, you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of The Gollywhopper Games and a T-shirt. But you’ll need to let her know you’ve done so by sending in an email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
Spoonfuls of Stories
This contest is looking for children’s authors who have not been previously published. The deadline for entering is July 15, 2008. Win $5,000 and the chance to have your story published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
Look for the official rules at the Cheerios website.
Ready! Set! Start writing!!!
This news is from the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
Kids across the United States in Grades 1–6 are invited to participate in a national contest. They can make a two-minute video about their favorite book, upload it to YouTube, go to the StoryTubes website, and submit a link to the uploaded video using the contest entry form before April 20. The four winners in each genre category will win $500 in books and select a school, library, or educational association to receive $1,000 in books….
The contest begins April 1.
Each week during May, one video will be selected. The creator of the video will receive $500 in books and the winner’s school (home school) or library will also receive $1,000 in books!!!
These are the four video categories:
Hair Raising Tales
For or From the Heart
Of Heros and Heroines
Facts, Fads, and Phenoms
Go to the Story Tubes link to find out all the details.
Please pass the word around that I’ve added the following new treats to my website.
In the WRITINGS section, you’ll find:
INTERVIEW with NIKKI SCHAEFER–the very talented author/illustrator soon to be joining the GAP team (https://www.cynthiareeg.com/tips/nikki_schaefer.html)
BOOK SUGGESTIONS for DIVERSITY–a quick list to help celebrate the uniqueness in each child. (https://www.cynthiareeg.com/teachers/diversity.html)
BE A NEWS REPORTER–an easy break-down of the 5 W’s and a link to a Weekly Reader page to start the young news hound on his/her story. (https://www.cynthiareeg.com/kids/reporter.html)