Let me begin by thanking everyone who submitted a story for this first contest. My wish to create a place for sharing stories, images and thoughts around the theme of animals has had a nice beginning.
Let me now say thank you to the judge of the What’s in a Name Contest. There is a smart, sensitive and well-read young man living in Missoula, Montana who goes by the name of Finley. He agreed to read the story entries and choose the one he liked the best. Finley wanted it to be known that he slept one full night on his choice, so a lot of thought has gone into his decision.
Finley has chosen the story of how Griffin the cat got his name, because he loved how Griffin “was a little monster when he was a kitten.” Finley also gave a shout out to the story of Cork, the snake, because it was so funny that he was sometimes called Fluffy.
So a big congratulations to Lee (and Griffin) in Vancouver! Your prize book will be coming to you right away.
There will be another contest starting early in the new year. There will also be an interview with the illustrator of Audrey (cow), Tatjana Mai-Wyss. We’ll look at different examples of animals depicted in art. And we’ll look at other true stories about animals who have proven able to escape their situation.
If you have ideas or suggestions of topics related to Audrey (cow) that you think would be fun or interesting, please drop me a line. You can reach me using the CONTACT page. *
In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season!
*For parents/teachers/librarians, etc.: In order to make this site safe for children to participate, no last names of anyone submitting to the site will be published.