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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kidlit Critterpalooza!

Come join the fun that is CRITTER and win awesome prizes too!
by Angela Ackerman
For over a year now, CRITTER, the creation of artist Ian Sands, has been travelling the world, meeting many 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 at Magens Bay St. Thomas.

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 finally, Alberta Canada with Angela Ackerman.
Critter with artist and farmer, Breed.

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 Love St. Jude button. Children’s lives are saved every day thanks to the support of people like you!
Critter shows us how to blow a conch shell.


  1. Critter has had fabulous adventures and I love how they are culminating with this awesome celebration!
    (Love the conch shell statue!)

  2. I missed your blogs when you hosted Critter. I'm going to check them out now.

  3. It's great that you are all doing this! I love seeing that little guy in all those totally different places.

    (Ooh -- the word verification here is 'bless'!!)

  4. Hurray for Critter! What a great cause and event.

  5. Critter sure had a blast didn't he. And I just love, love your pictures. I think I say that everytime. Sorry, but it's true. You know how to capture the moment and the mood in your photos.

  6. I love your trip with Critter. I imagine the hot tropical setting, the breeze off the water...sounds pretty good when there's a foot of snow!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  7. Thank you for hosting Critter, Bish. You're both true humanitarians :).

  8. What a wonderful cause! And your pictures are always the best.

  9. I received the bookmark yesterday. It's beautiful! Thanks again! :)


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