An Awesome Book of Thanks! from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.
Dallas Clayton is coming to Vermont!. I'm pretty excited about it, too. In case you're wondering, Dallas Clayton is a children's book author and illustrator. He wrote two sweet little books. "The Awesome Book" encourages kids to dream big, and the "The Awesome Book of Thanks" is a book about gratitude.
When his books took off (because everybody loves his writing and drawings), he started the Awesome World Foundation. His mission is to give away one book for every book sold and to personally place that book into a child's hands. So when he's not writing, selling books, and making art, he's traveling around the world visiting schools and hospitals passing out books, reading to kids, and encouraging kids to dream big.
Last April I e-mailed Dallas (to let him know that I posted a link to his site on my blog) and I invited him to visit our school if he ever found himself in our part of the world. And (like-yeah-right-that-will-ever-happen), I promptly forgot all about it. But, last week I received an e mail from his tour manager, Graham. Dallas Clayton is coming to Vermont in September and we're on the list. Dallas is coming to read and share books at our school! What a way to kick off the year.
Not only that, but Dallas Clayton has begun painting murals in places that need murals, and if anything, our school is one of those places. I know his time is short, but I am really hoping Dallas will paint with the kids. (Hey, big kids can dream big, too).
He's got an awesome website. Check it out, you can see his books in their entirety there! Check them out and let me know what you think.
Don't forget to have an awesome day!