That is a favorite of mine...I still have a copy with a sticker in the front cover from my first grade teacher who gave it to me as a gift!!
How exciting to have Julia Roberts be a judge for the nationwide contest!! I have been collecting my girls writings...they are a team. One illustrates and one writes the story. They don't finish many, and like to make new books but I'm keeping them all in case one becomes an inspirations for something worth "publishing". :)