OAKLEY, OH (FOX19) - The Blue Manatee children's bookstore in Oakley is ready to unveil its “Show Your Love for Books” contest. The contest, kicking off on Friday, February 1, is intended to marry a child’s love of their favorite story with their artistic and creative talent.
Children ages 12 and under are invited to artistically “dress up” a picture of the bookstore’s mascot, the manatee, as their favorite picture book or chapter book character. Two winners will be chosen, one from the picture book category and one from the chapter book category. Children can “dress up” the manatee using any media except photocopies from the book they are paying tribute to.
Entry forms and official rules are available at blue manatee or can be downloaded from www.bluemanateebooks.com (after Feb. 1).