Teaching Tiny Tots would like to showcase two very special young individuals who are the winners of Mrs.P.com’s prestigious annual “Be a Famous Writer” contest, a nationwide creative writing competition. Bill Wang and Briana Beebe the winners of this contest, and will be receiving special recognition today.
On March 2, 2011, www.MrsP.com, the popular, award-winning children’s website, will participate in the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign today by releasing videos of the winners of its 2010 writing contest for kids, and an in-person appearance by website host Mrs. P (TV star Kathy Kinney) at one of the winners’ schools.
The two grand prize-winning stories of Mrs. P’s Be-A-Famous-Writer contest will be released on iTunes and can be downloaded for free. The two winners are Briana Beebe, 8, from Colorado, with her story Mountain Dog and the second is and Bill Wang, 12, of Oregon, author of Lucky the Bamboo Chopper. These stories are bundled together with a total running time of 16:30. Last year, over 20,000 copies of the contest videos were downloaded in just the first day!
In addition, actress Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) will bring her quirky Mrs. P character to Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn, Oregon today to read contest winner Wang’s entry at a special assembly! Bill Wang will also be presented with a bound and illustrated copy of his story. What an honor that and a great inspiration this will be for his young writing career. Briana Beebe, the winner of the other grand prize, will be one of the featured authors at her own school’s Read Across America program.
Read Across America is an annual event established by the NEA to honor children’s author Dr. Seuss.