Kady Toole, Sophomore at Washington County High School, Writes and Illustrates Children’s Book
Kady Toole, a sophomore at Washington County High School, recently published a feel-good, illustrated children’s story set in the wild west.
Called “Izzy the Cowgirl Corgi,” the book is inspired by Kady’s real-life Corgi, Izzy.
Adorable and clever, Izzy is the sheriff's dog and will do whatever it takes to protect her town from those pesky varmints, the Bad Bunch.
In real life, Kady says she and Izzy are inseparable.
Kady wrote and illustrated the story as a part of a project-based learning program at her high school. The book is 30 pages of color illustrations and is intended as a read-aloud for 3 to 12-year olds but is suitable for young readers.
Encouraged by her parents, teachers and classmates Kady published the book in January 2021 through Outskirts Press.
"Izzy the Cowgirl Corgi" is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at izzythecorgi.com. The book has already sold over 500 copies.
Kady says so far the feedback has been very positive.
Kady is part of the 4H Dog Project. Danny McReynolds of Concordia is the leader of the Dog Project.
Kady is also involved in volleyball, art, forensics, band, scholars bowl, track and lots of activities at her church. She also plays the violin. And in her free time she likes to play with her dog and hang out or play games with her friends.
Kady told KNCK News she's also working on an idea for her next Izzy story.
Kady received the top award for her project in the finals of Washington County High School's Explore presentations at the end of the inaugural semester.