Amazing Kids! Magazine

February 2011: Issue #44 – “Amazing Animals!”

Hi Amazing Kids!,

Welcome to the February 2011 issue of the Amazing Kids! Magazine: “Amazing Animals!,” Issue #44. Whether they are found at your local zoo or on safari, these amazing animals never cease to inspire, fascinate and mesmerize us. You’ll experience the thrill of understanding these animals after reading the awesome animal articles found throughout this issue about dolphins, elephants, and other interesting creatures. Whether you delve into the adventures of the animal conservationist Steve Irwin, create a recipe called “The Bird’s Nest” or read about a silly turkey, make sure you check out all the columns for a wonderful array of animal adventure.

This issue is not only about animals, though. You’ll be treated to a camera’s eye view in the interview with Steven Silver, an award-winning cinematographer and director of photography for television. You’ll learn how a child author rose to success in the interview with Dougie Christie Jr. The Global Village column will introduce you to Spain from a teen visitor’s perspective as well as a wonderful article about the blending of American and Pakistani cultures.

Of course, this issue wouldn’t be complete without the absolutely fabulous art showcased in our Amazing Artists column and beautiful poetry displayed in the poetry column. I am always amazed by the tremendous articles, stories, art and poetry that come from you, our readers. Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone. Most importantly, the magazine couldn’t constantly improve without the work and dedication of all the fantastic youth and adult volunteer staff. You are AMAZING!

Remember to view our Fiction section to read the short story contest winners. We are also treating you this month to some other really wonderful stories submitted that are too good to miss. Our Healthy Kids! Recipe Contest submission deadline has passed, so check the contest page for the announcement of the winners, expected in our March issue of the magazine. We have several other exciting contests coming up. Want to keep updated on our latest contests and other news? Sign up now for our free Amazing Kids! eNews, conveniently delivered to your inbox: http://amazing-kids.kintera.org/AKeNews

Finally, Amazing Kids! is written by kids, for kids. We need your stories, art, essays, or jokes to help make our magazine the best it can be! Send your kid-friendly submissions to us at: editor@amazing-kids.org. See our Submission Guidelines in the “Write for Us” section. We can’t wait to see your writing and art!

Keep writing and don’t forget to tell your friends about Amazing Kids! ☺

Sean Traynor
Student Editor-in-Chief

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