Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kidlit Critterpalooza!


For over a year now, CRITTER, the creation of artist Ian Sands, has been travelling the world, meeting talented writers and authors and exploring where they live. At each stop he learns more and more about KIDLIT and the importance of literacy and creativity. This journey was the brainchild of Christy Evers, who got her hands on Critter after an interactive art project of Ian’s, where 500 Critters were hidden all over her city for people to find.

Critter has visited PJ Hoover (and the Texas Sweethearts!) in Texas, Beth Revis in North Carolina, Christina Farley in Korea, New England with Nandini Bajpai, Illinois with Kelly Polark, MG Higgins in California, Rena Jones in Montana, Cynthia Leitich Smith in Texas, Bish Denham in the Virgin Islands, Jacqui Robbins in Michigan, Tina Ferraro in California, Cynthia Chapman Willis in New Jersey, Jill S. Alexander in Texas, Ellen Oh in Virginia and is now in Alberta, Canada with Angela Ackerman.

Critter has been to college, rock concerts, national landmarks, a palace, attended his first SCBWI conference, walked among giant redwoods, and met the world famous artist, Robert Bateman. Now that his journey is coming to a close, it’s CRITTER’S hope that you will help him celebrate over at The Bookshelf Muse. His new hosts, together with old hosts, have teamed up to create the Kidlit-inspired event, Critterpalooza! and you’re invited.

There are many AMAZING prizes to be won, all in the spirit of helping Critter celebrate the wonderful creativity & support within out KIDLIT community, and to also raise awareness for his charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

If you would like to donate a few dollars to Critter’s charity, just click on the button! Children’s lives are saved every day thanks to the support of people like you.
Link to “I love St Jude” donation button:
https://www.tg.stjude.org/images/virtualgifts/iheartstjude.png
Link to donation form:
https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=13805&pID=19012&tngsourcecode=THWSJHPDO11&plt=THWHSPOTDO1101

7 comments:

  1. I love seeing Critter all over the place this morning! Great celebration!

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  2. That is such a lovely shot of Critter! You live in a very beautiful place :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  3. All my friends are thinking alike today! :)

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  4. First Critter got to go to school in New England, and now he's experienced homeschooling, too. He's got to be so well-rounded after his travels.

    Thanks for hosting him!

    Becca
    The Bookshelf Muse

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  5. Did Kelly take Critter to a rock concert??? I love your photo of Critter. Awesome!

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