The World Through Blue-Tinted Eyeballs

February 18th was World Read Aloud Day. What fun! I Skyped with eleven school all around the U.S. Here's a class whose teachers prepared for our visit by looking at the world through blue-tinted eyes... inspired by Penguin Young Readers' "Educator's Guide to the Works of Deborah Freedman". 

Many thanks for this image, to  Stephanie McCreary  and  Allison Stout  of  Pattonville Schools  in Missouri!

Many thanks for this image, to Stephanie McCreary and Allison Stout of Pattonville Schools in Missouri!

The Chicken Would Like to Speak...

...in support of every kid's right to read freely.

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) will launch its Fund for Free Speech in Children's Books with a Silent Auction on Wednesday, May 25, at BookExpo America. The ABC auction will feature more than 100 works of art by beloved children's illustrators, including Barbara McClintock, Jerry Pinckney, Chris Raschka, Lane Smith, Mo Williams. An online preview of the artwork, including the above, is here.

© illustration Deborah Freedman, 2011

The Illustration Friday topic for May 20, 2011 is SOAKED.