A Mummy Couldn’t be Prouder


     When you get your first award for writing or illustrating, it’s a big deal. A very big deal. A mega big deal. So you can imagine how proud I am that my daughter won her first book award!

     Antonia took second place in the 2010 Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest! Her awesome creation, The Mummy Comes Moaning, was judged one of the best among 342 entries state-wide. She competed in the 4th & 5th grade division. Along with a certificate of commendation and a cash award, her book will travel the state to be displayed at the WASB Fall Regional Meetings and the State Education Convention held in Milwaukee in January of 2011.

     Toni put so much thought and time into her project. She had to meet strict requirements and deadlines. She created her book from scratch, hand-binding it herself. She wrote and rewrote her story. She sketched and painted and added various media to creatively illustrate each scene. She devoted many evening and weekend hours to turn in the best book she could. In the end, it was a masterpiece, and she’s incredibly proud to see that work rewarded.

     My husband, Jeff, and I couldn’t be happier for her. Congrats to you, Toni! Well done!

5 replies
  1. Randi Miles
    Randi Miles says:

    Way to go Toni!! I can see just from the pictures on here that you put a lot of work into your book. We can not wait to see it. Silvia you should be proud, this talent for Language and art runs deep into your family. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Valerie Johnson
    Valerie Johnson says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting. What a great way to have your hard work and talent recognized. I second your mom’s “woo – hoo”. Way to go!

  3. Regina Miracola
    Regina Miracola says:

    As your Grandma, naturally I would be proud of all your accomplishments! But, even if I weren’t your grandmother, I can see the talent you have! A big hug and congratulations comes your way! Between your parents and I, we will always continue to encourage you in your obvious talents!! I am sooo proud of you!!!

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