Illustration by Mira Dahms for her story submitted in the Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest this past April. Read the stories here .
The next Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest is around the corner!
Today, we launched September's Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest by emailing the first clue of the mystery animal's identity. Always animal-related, the contests are open to writers 18 years and younger. Even though we have sent out the first clue, it is not too late to sign up! Encourage a writer 18 years and younger to join us by signing up on our website . The sooner one signs up, the more clues one gets. There is no fee to enter and plenty of fun animal stories to write. The contest starts on Thursday, September 15 when we email all participants the writing prompt; stories are due on Monday, September 19.
Welcome to our newest Book Buddies, Eppi and Kirby!
Meet the incredibly sweet and gentle Kirby.
Age: 4.5 years
Type of dog: Anatolian Shepherd
Where from: Eppi adopted him from an Anatolian Shepherd rescue organization.
Animal siblings: A cat named Kiki
Favorite treat: Celery
Favorite trick: Jumping on top of tall things and sitting on them.
Favorite past-time: Sleeping
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite way to relax: Swimming
Special skill: Accompanying Eppi on bike rides
Nicknames: Turbo Kirbo, Kirbster
Favorite book genre: Wildlife photography
Neat trait: Kirby has double dewclaws!
Book Buddies Reading Programs take place every second Saturday of the month between 9:30-11:25 am at City Dog Veterinary Clinic, 1004 East Washington Avenue near downtown Madison. Sign a child up to read to a certified therapy dog on our website .
Next month, the Kendra Scott store at Hilldale Mall has chosen Guardian Whiskers to benefit from their fundraiser. On Saturday, August 27 from 10 am - 12 noon, visit their store (470 North Midvale Boulevard in Madison) for a Book Buddies reading session or to meet a Book Buddies team. During this day, 20% of all purchases will benefit our literacy programs. Please stay tuned for more details!
Our Contact Information
Thank you for being a part of our community. We will be in touch next month with more news to share!
- Kat and Michelle
Thank you to our supporters and sponsors.
Special thanks to the Francie Luke Silverman Foundation for their support of Guardian Whiskers.