In the midst of all these trips down memory lane it can be difficult sometimes to remember that there are NEW wonderful children’s books being written and published for the young ‘uns every since day. Case in point, Lisa Graff’s entirely fun middle grade novel Double Dog Dare. The book involves three elements that instantly ramp up any children’s book: dares, divorce, and Rube Goldberg machines. An enterprising young author, Ms. Graff had the idea of offering kid readers the chance to make Rube Goldberg machines of their very own.
The nice part about all of this is that Ms. Graff is allowing l’il ole me to be the official announcer of the winners of her contest. And so . . . . DRUMROLL PLEASE!
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The winners of the very first Double Dog Dare Contest in the small group category are . . .
Greg, Jack, Joey, Sam & Wren!
All five kids are nine years of age and hail from Somers, NY. Well done, kids!
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And the winners of the school group category are . . . .
“The Triple Dog Dares” from Mrs. Ennis’s 3rd-grade class, in Palm Beach, Florida!!!
Feel the full entries here if you’re curious. And congrats to all the winners!