Dallas Clayton’s self-published foray into kiddie lit, An Awesome Book, inspired us, our kids, and the rest of the interweb (more than 50,000 copies sold!) with its dream big message.
And we’re thankful his sophomore work, An Awesome Book of Thanks, arrives in stores Thursday.
If you’re not familiar with Clayton, prepare to be charmed, enchanted, and moved by his fantastical language and imagery. Unlike other children’s books that work overtime to get to the moral of the story, in this book the moral — to be thankful — is the story.
There are no bad boys or girls who learn a valuable lesson, no villains who’ve done wrong, or evil green vegetables standing in the way of a young hero. The story focuses on the abundance of riches that surrounds us, from the sun to music and even those painful bumps and bruises — all of which deserve a hearty thank you.
It turns an everyday lesson that grows tired very fast (say thank you, say thank you, say thank you) into something magical. How awesome.
Want to know something else awesome? We’re giving away twenty copies of An Awesome Book of Thanks. Find out how you can win on our Facebook page.
Free Playhouse Kit
We preach the Learning Tower gospel. With our mini Martha Stewart standing safely on the nontip, adjustable stool ($200), she is our sous chef at the kitchen counter. Add a playhouse kit ($35) to transform the tower into a puppet theater, dollhouse, drive-thru, or lemonade stand. DailyCandy Kids readers get a FREE playhouse kit when they buy a Learning Tower. Click here for details; good thru Nov. 4.
Photos: Courtesy of Dallas Clayton; Courtesy of Little Partners
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