November 10, 2009
You may know Stevens Point native Kathy Kinney best for her role as the flamboyant Mimi on the Drew Carey Show.
Kinney’s latest venture is a storytelling website, www.mrsp.com, which is celebrating its first anniversary today.
In her role as Mrs. P, Kinney sits in an armchair in a cozy room, filled with items to click on for interactive fun. Clicking on the bookcase causes the bookcase to roll out into the room. Each shelf contains a different category of classic stories—bedtime stories, stories about girls, scary stories, “knee huggers,” and more.
Children can click on a shelf to see the titles, and pull out individual books to see a description and a rating system to help children and parents choose the stories that are most appropriate for their age. When a story is selected by clicking on “play,” the viewer is transported back to Mrs. P, who tells the story as if she is presenting it to a group of children gathered at her feet.
This award-winning site features classic children’s literature that has stood the test of time, as well as some story-related games to play.