Today marks the start of our Show Your Love for Books contest, where children ages 12 and under can exercise their creative skills by dressing up our store’s namesake–the manatee–as their favorite picture book or chapter book character! Personally, I think the manatee would look darling in a Fancy Nancy outfit, or very rugged in the tattered, shipwrecked clothing of the Swiss Family Robinson. But it’s up to you to decide how to make the manatee look like your favorite character.
You can dress up the manatee using any media you like, except of course photocopies from the book you’re drawing your inspiration from. Drop off your entry at the store, or scan and email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26th to be considered for the grand prize–a $25 gift card to Blue Manatee!! Not to mention the fame and glory of having your artistry featured right here on our blog (in addition to our Facebook and Twitter pages) for all the world to see! For the official rules and entry form click here.
Two winners will be announced at the Show Your Love for Books Party on Thursday, February 28th at 5pm. You don’t need to be present to win, but hey, it’s a party(!), so why not join in on the fun? We will select one winner from each of the two categories: picture book character and chapter book character. So get those creative minds a revving and, as always: Best of luck to you all!!