Kimberly Hardy

March 19, 2020

Permission to read for teaching online

Good afternoon Mr. Pink water.

Our school district is scrambling like many others to find/create supplemental materials for our students while closed for the Coronavirus. Many of us are reading some of our favorite books to our students via the school website/Facebook/YouTube.

My K-5 music students are hoping to have their annual program once school is back in session…the theme is “Imagination”. Growing up your book, The Big Orange Splot, was one of my favorites and still is. I would like permission to record a reading of the book for my students.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kimberly Hardy

Music K-5

Endy and Locust Elementary Schools, Stanley County Schools, NC

Daniel replies:

Dear Ms Hardy -- Yes you may use THE BIG ORANGE SPLOT or any other book of mine in any way at all, as long as no admission is charged, copies are not made and distributed,  and nothing is sold for money. Also, at any time, and particularly during the virus emergency your pupils are welcome to download free audio books at