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Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway
Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway 

Hameray Publishing has just announced the launch of the “Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway;” a contest created to honor special teachers and the hard work they do in the classroom. Anyone can nominate their favorite classroom for a chance to win ninety new titles from best-selling children’s author and creator of the internationally-beloved Mrs. Wishy-Washy series, Joy Cowley. In addition to the books from Ms. Cowley’s newest series – The Joy Cowley Collection and the Joy Cowley Early Birds – the winner will also receive three audio CDs and a set of Mrs. Wishy-Washy & Friendsfinger puppets. Click here for details: http://www.hameraypublishing.com/jcc-classroom-contest

As people have begun responding to the contest, we have been truly moved by the sincere love that teachers, parents, students and administrators have for Joy Cowley's work. What has been as striking is the great sense that there are many classrooms in need of more materials of any sort. 

Giveaway deadline is April 30th, 2013

Ms. Cowley, who was just named a “Living Treasure” of the Marlborough region in her native New Zealand, is a world-renowned author known for her over 30 years of fostering “learning with laughter” in children. These two new series showcase the best of Joy Cowley’s storytelling with her characteristic humor, charm, and rhythmic language. The books are leveled for beginning readers in kindergarten to 2nd grade.

“We are thrilled to share Joy Cowley’s unique style and imaginative voice with a new generation of budding Mrs. Wishy-Washy fans,” says Kevin Yuen, President of Hameray Publishing. “We love that many people who grew up reading Joy’s original Mrs. Wishy-Washy stories have themselves become teachers,” continues Yuen. “They are now introducing Mrs. Wishy-Washy & Friends to a new generation and it’s wonderful that Hameray can be a part of it.”