For Immediate Release
Dana Plautz, Mrs. P Enterprises
MrsP.com Supports NEA Campaign with Free Videos by Kid Writers, School Visit
Children’s writing contest-winning stories available at free website and iTunes
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 with 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 in early March. Mountain Dog, written by Briana Beebe, 8, from Colorado, and Lucky the Bamboo Chopper, by Bill Wang, 12, of Oregon, 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, OR today to read contest winner Wang’s entry at a special assembly. She will also present Wang with a bound and illustrated copy of his story. 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.