Take a Walk™ Books partners with the National Gardening Association to present the Take a Walk Books™ Butterfly Drawing Contest


Barbara Richardson
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 119

Kae Tienstra
KT Public Relations

South Burlington, VT (July 3, 2006) - Take A Walk™ Books and The National Gardening Association (NGA) are teaming up this summer to celebrate butterflies and the kids who love them! Kids aged 8 through 10 are invited to submit drawings of butterflies for the chance to win nature-themed prizes.

"Butterflies are truly the essence of summer and kids always gravitate to these colorful creatures," said Jane Kirkland, author and publisher of Take A Walk Books. "Our contest challenges kids to get out their paints and crayons and let their imaginations go wild as they recreate the butterflies they see in their yards, parks and gardens."

Download details about the contest as well as the required entry form at either www.takeawalk.com or at NGA's www.kidsgardening.com Web site. Drawings must be on 8.5" x 11" piece of white paper, cover stock, or cardboard. Use crayons, pens or paints (no colored pencils, please). Each contestant may submit only one drawing, accompanied by a completed entry form, postmarked no later than August 15, 2006.

"We're especially excited about the prizes we're awarding for this contest," said Barbara Richardson, editor at NGA. "One first place winner in each age group will receive a signed copy of Jane Kirkland's award-winning book Take A Walk With Butterflies and Dragonflies and the The Butterfly Game from NGA. A single Grand Prize winner will receive these prizes, plus a Take A Walk™ Hat from Stillwater, signed by Jane; a $50 gift certificate to NGA's Gardening with Kids store; and a mounted 15" x 20" poster of their winning artwork."

Take A Walk™ books are award-winning nature discovery books for readers ages 8 and up. You can purchase them at www.takeawalk.com, www.KidsGardeningStore.com, or your favorite bookseller. The National Science Teachers Association, Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin of The Jeff Corwin Experience, and many others recommend Take A Walk™ books. Book awards include a Teachers Choice Award, the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, the National Arbor Day Foundation's Education Award 2005, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Finalist 2004.

NGA is a leading national nonprofit provider of K-12, plant-based educational materials. Teachers and youth leaders use NGA's resources and programs to engage kids in exciting, hands-on explorations that build academic knowledge, life skills, and a lifelong love for learning. For more information, visit www.garden.org and www.kidsgardening.com.

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