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Another month, another winner! Congrats to six-year-old Sadie, winner of the Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story contest for September! In Sadie’s winning book, “My Little Unicorn,” the main character, Hornicorn, goes on a great adventure and meets many friends along the way.
Our guest judge this month is Laura Lee Gulledge, author of the beautiful and heartfelt graphic novel, Page by Paige, which was nominated for a YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Award as a great graphic novel for teens. Gulledge’s illustrations are intricate and her main character is well-crafted. Gulledge shows perfectly how pictures can tell a wonderful story.
Sadie received $100 of art supplies from Faber-Castell including a Young Artists Essentials Gift Set. Here’s what Laura Lee wrote about Sadie’s book: I love tales with journeys and quests, so I was immediately drawn into “My Little Unicorn.” The unicorn travels through different lands, picking up other animal friends along the way. They are all different and looking for where they fit in, which is something that I think everyone can relate to. Because everyone feels like they don’t belong sometimes! In the story the characters include a unicorn who has a rainbow tail, the skunk who is albino, and the redbird who is blue. Even though they see themselves as “wrong” because they are colored differently than everyone else, I think they are each more unique and beautiful because they are different. What could be more fun than a unicorn with a rainbow tail?? The drawings themselves were very colorful, vibrant, and fun to look at. My favorite drawing was on the second page with the green trees and flowers. The unicorn in the center of the page really pops! Sadie should be really proud; she did a great job with this book.”
Congrats again to Sadie! What a fun book with a great message. To read other great books written by kids, and to learn how to enter the Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story contest, check out the Scribble Press eBookshelf.
CONGRATULATIONS to 10-year-old Simon, winner of this month’s Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story contest! Hidden treasure, far-away planets and a great escape were the topics of
Simon’s creative and colorful comic book, “The Adventure of Bob.”
Our guest judge this month is Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of one of the best picture books of 2011, GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE. Why we love Rinker: Her book is filled with surprising rhymes and creative uses of words. Also, she wrote Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site in her free time – while juggling multiple full time jobs as the head of her own graphic design firm and mom of two. What a great inspiration for all our aspiring young authors. Scribble Press was lucky to be able to host Rinker for a reading during her book tour, and we’re thrilled she’s joined us here to help choose the first of 12 winners of the Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story Contest! Simon received $100 of art supplies from Faber-Castell including a Young Artists Essentials Gift Set and a Comic Illustrations Set. Simon also received a gift certificate to make more books at Scribble Press.
Here’s what Sherri wrote about Simon’s book:
“I love the creativity shown in Simon’s book (dare I say “graphic novel?!”), The Adventure of Bob!
Simon shows great maturity in his illustration style and his ability to aptly divide up his pages into strong graphic vignettes that move the story along and keep the reader interested. Additionally, Simon’s plot twists are lively and his dialog nicely fits the illustrations (and sometimes elicits a laugh from the reader!). Simon’s’ combination of text and graphics make him a sure winner with a promising future ahead! (Nicely done, Simon. I can’t believe you’re only almost-11 years old!)”
Congrats again to Simon! We can’t wait to read all the stories you’ll write!
To read other great books written by kids, to learn how to enter the Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story contest, check out the Scribble Press eBookshelf.