YOUNG AUTHORS, ARTISTS FEATURED IN "KANSAS CRITTERS" BIRD BOOK
Great Plains Nature Center publication features work of K-8th grades students
The votes are in, the judging complete, and the final design and layout completed for the Great Plains Nature Center's (GNPC) second "Kansas Critters" book. On Saturday, Aug. 23, GNPC will honor the 223 young artists and authors grades K-8 whose 238 art and text entries comprise the second book in the series, Kansas Critters: A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids. Four book receptions will be staged throughout the day to individually acknowledge each artist and author.
"This book is a result of Kansas kids learning about 26 kinds of birds," says GPNC director Bob Gress. "Kids throughout Kansas accepted our challenge to research and then draw, paint, or write about their favorite birds. We received more than 3,200 entries and are proud to showcase this collection."
Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, complimentary copies of Kansas Critters: A Wildlife Book Written and Illustrated by Kansas Kids will be available free in the Owl's Nest Gift shop at the GPNC, 6232 E. 29th Street North in Wichita. For more information, phone 316-683-5499.