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Imogene’s “Write a Kid Proverb” Contest – Win $50 and a Signed Book

ImogeneProverbs are wise sayings; they tell people how to be smart about living life. In Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door, I try to tell Conrad some Cowboy proverbs like:

“Don’t mess with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.”

“When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.”

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Maybe you know one of these popular old proverbs:

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“Practice makes perfect.”

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The Bible has wise sayings for life. Many of these are listed in a book named Proverbs. Some biblical proverbs are:

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” Luke 6:31 (NASB)

“Pride comes before a fall.” ~ Based on Proverbs 16:18

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Now it is your chance to write a “kid proverb.” Think of good advice you would give another kid. How should a kid to live? How should he or she treat others? What are smart behaviors at school or at home? What advice could a kid follow to stay out of trouble?

If you are between the ages of four and nine, write a one sentence proverb and, using the entry form below, have a parent help you submit your proverb by November 25, 2014. You could win a $50 Visa gift card, an author signed copy of Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door, and a bandana. There will be two winners: one winner for ages 4-6, and one for ages 7-9. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2014. Even if you don’t win, your entry may be published on denettefretz.com.

It may be hard to write a kid proverb but remember, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

Giddy-up!

Imogene Louise Lathrop (with help from Denette Fretz)

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Before entering, have a parent read the full rules, by clicking here.


Parent’s Name*
Parent’s Email Address*
Child’s Name*
Child’s Age*
Child’s Home State:*
Enter “Kid Proverb” Here:*

By submitting the above entry, the parent or legal guardian of the child agrees to the following:

I have reviewed the rules of the contest. The submitted “kid proverb” is the original, unpublished work of the named child and has received no previous awards. I grant Denette Fretz and denettefretz.com the right to use the submitted kid proverb as well as the child’s first name, age, and home state for any and all advertising and promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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