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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

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


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 The submitted “kid proverb” is the original, unpublished work of the named child and has received no previous awards.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 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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