We had another exciting few days with Critter. Because of all the amazing authors and writers Critter's met on his trip round the world, I knew Critter would absolutely love to meet world-famous naturalist artist, Robert Bateman.
Ian Sands and all.
Robert loved Critter's story about his trip around the world to promote creativity and raise money for charity. A strong environmentalist and philanthropist, he could see why Critter's mission was so important. Robert has his own mission, and will be soon opening the Robert Bateman Center for Art and Environmental Education, which will showcase art as a forum for raising awareness and increasing knowledge about environmental issues.
There was one moment when Critter squealed like a little girl...when Robert Bateman signed him, too! What an HONOR!
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital soon when he's auctioned off to a new owner, but for now, he helped us put together a care package for an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa, which my family and I recently visited this summer.
Janet Gurtler, Linda Duddridge and (back, left to right)
Deb Marshall, Leslie Carmichael & Stina Lindenblatt.
It was a pretty busy couple of days. Now Critter's hard at work on a secret event called Kidlit Critterpalooza. Watch for an announcement in the coming days, because it's an event YOU are invited to, filled with UNBELIEVABLE PRIZES to be won. You will not want to miss it!