Friday, February 24, 2012

Wee Are Readers Photo Parade

In honor of the upcoming National Education Association's Read Across America Day, it's time to celebrate literacy with the Wee Are Readers Photo Parade. A special thanks to all these adorable wee readers and a standing ovation to our book-loving contest participants who share the gift of literacy by reading to children.

Now, let the parade commence!

Entry 1: Linda C.'s grandson

Entry 2: Kristen J. and daughter

Entry 3: Mickie W. and daughter

Entry 4: Kristin H.'s children

Entry 5: Sandra M.'s son

Entry 6: Kristin J.'s daughter

Entry 7: Poppy-Pops and great-granddaughter

Entry 8: Ally B.'s daughters

Entry 9: Kristin H.'s children

Entry 10: Kimberley G.'s children

Entry 11: Kristin H.'s son

Entry 12: Mae M.'s niece and son

Entry 13: Margie M.'s son

Entry 14: Ally B.'s daughters

Entry 15: Holly K.'s daughter

Entry 16: Tia M.'s son

Entry 17: Abby B. and niece

Entry 18: Ally B.'s daughters

Entry 19: Kathy T.'s grandson

Entry 20: Andrew B. and daughter

Entry 21: Ally B.'s daughter

Entry 22: Angie F.'s son

Entry 23: Kaye W.'s grandson

Entry 24: Monicka E.'s sons

Entry 25: Abby B.'s daughter

Entry 26: John C.'s grandchildren

Entry 27: Kathy T.'s grandson

Entry 28: Kathy T.'s grandson

Entry 29: Kathy T.'s grandson

Entry 30: Heather H.'s daughters

Entry 31: Paul B.'s daughter

Entry 32: Shelley C.'s daughter

Aren't those the sweetest readers you have ever seen? I'm glad blog subscribers are deciding the outcome of this contest instead of me. I couldn't possibly select a single winner on my own!


Who is eligible to vote? Anyone who has subscribed to my blog.

How do I become a blog subscriber? Scroll up to enter your email address in the appropriate white field on the right of your screen. Click "Subscribe." Then, check your email inbox to click confirmation of your subscription request. Now, you may vote for your favorite wee reader!

How do I cast my vote? Email the entry number that appears beneath the photo of your choice by clicking here. For your vote to be valid, your email address must match the email address you used to subscribe to my blog. Please type "My Vote" in the subject line. Limit one vote per person. The photo with the most qualifying votes by midnight (CST) on Thursday, March 1, 2012, wins.

May I vote for my own entry? Absolutely! Please encourage friends and loved ones to become blog subscribers so they may vote, too.

When will we know who wins? Check my blog on Read Across America Day, Friday, March 2, 2012, to see the winner. The person who submitted that entry will receive a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner's choice).

What is an excellent way to share the gift of literacy? Read to a child.

Best wishes to all contestants. Voting may begin!


  1. This is absolutely adorable!! Everyone who entered deserves to win. Precious!! Angie F- I love the glasses!! My, oh my! These are cute!

    1. I've had such fun receiving these adorable pics in my inbox. I understand the glasses on Angie's son are from a Mr. Potato Head doll. Cute! Only one entrant will receive the $15 gift card, but they are ALL winners in my eyes. Thanks for stopping by, Abby! :-D

    2. The glasses are from my Cabbage Patch Doll. In other words, his head was quite small. :)

    3. Ah! Cabbage Patch, not Mr. Potato Head. Must have been my subconscious taking over, since we have a picture of my youngest son with Mr. Potato Head glasses squeezed onto his face. Sorry for the blunder, Angie. I believe your little guy is the wee-est reader in the Photo Parade. What a cutie!

  2. I hope my adorable lil niece win! Good luck emily and Morgan! Love ya!

    1. Athina, be sure to share the Photo Parade with friends and relatives, and encourage them to become blog subscribers so they may vote. Thanks for being such an enthusiastic cheerleader. Emily and Morgan are blessed to have an aunt who loves them so much!

  3. That is the CUTEST thing! Love all these pics. Definitely made me smile.

    1. They're all so cute, aren't they, Pam? I want them ALL to win, but I can't afford that many $15 gift cards! Thanks so much for attending the parade. Your presence made ME smile. :-)

  4. Diana, You are so right!! Every one of these pics is a winner! Argggghh! I want to vote for them all. Thanks for such a creative idea! It makes me smile just to see all these wee ones learning how awesome books are from such a young age.

    1. I'm smiling with you, Kathy. Kudos to all adult readers who are sharing their love for books with little ones--and that includes YOU! I've enjoyed this Photo Parade so much that I just may hold the contest again next year. Thanks for joining the fun, and keep snapping those pictures! :-D

  5. I subscribed but every time I go to click on the link "here" to email my vote it doesn't take me to anything ?!? It may be my computer is their another way to cast my vote! Thanks :)

    1. Britania, technology is wonderful--when it works. I apologize for the inconvenience. Try emailing your vote to me at diana(dot)prusik(at)gmail(dot)com. That should work. :-)

  6. Okay, so each time I look at the pictures, I change my mind. I so wish I could vote for them all! They're all precious!

    1. They are all winners to me, too, Jennifer! Only one lucky entrant will get the $15 gift card, but all of these wee ones have an even better prize already: caring adults who share their love for reading. I'm so glad you stopped by, and if you manage to pick a favorite by Thursday night, send in your vote. :-)

  7. I vote for # 13,