Thursday, November 18, 2010

Critterpalloza = lots of prizes!!! share the wealth!


Kidlit Critterpalooza!

by Angela Ackerman (The Bookshelf Muse)

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, (Thats me! Thanks Angela!) 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 "I (heart) St. Jude" button (above)! Children’s lives are saved every day thanks to the support of people like you.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm so happy to see Critter's culminate in an amazing celebration like this, Christy!!!
What a wonderful idea!!!!

MG Higgins said...

I loved hosting Critter and I'm thrilled to be a small part of this creative (and now philanthropic!) effort. Doesn't get any better than this, Christy!

taralazar said...

So much fun! Critter has been one busy lil' guy!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Many, many thanks to you, Christy, for bringing CRITTER and this wonderful cause to the attention of so many!

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks for all of your Critter luv and support guys! :0)

Christina Farley said...

This whole adventure that Critter has been on is truly amazing. Yeah for Critter.

Becca Puglisi said...

Thank you for supporting such a great cause!

Becca
The Bookshelf Muse

C.R. Evers said...

Hi Christina! I'm so giddy about how this whole Critter thing has turned out. Thanks for your help!

Hi Becca! It's good to see you here! Thnx for sharing your blog with Critter for a while!