Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Book Review - Make Magic! Do Good!
A boy with a beard tries to stay six forever. A frightful monster lives a million miles away, but is equally scared of you. A magic rope hangs from the sky, next to a sign saying "Give me a try." In this brightly illustrated selection of playful, often provocative poems, ideas run the gamut from stopping your lightning-fast running to help others keep up, imagining a store that sells colors never before made, or admitting you’ll never know all the answers (and sleeping better at night). Following the runaway success of his self-published debut, Dallas Clayton’s quirky, captivating collection makes it clear that this rising talent, whose work has evoked comparisons to Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Shel Silverstein, exudes a spirit and style all his own.
From self-publishing wunderkind Dallas Clayton comes a book of illustrated poems full of wisdom, wonder, and whimsy.
About the Author
Called "the New Dr. Seuss," Dallas Clayton is known for his vivid use of colors, powerful themes, out-of-the-box-thinking and magical word play, Clayton has carved out quite a path for himself in a very short period on the book scene earning big name celebrity endorsements as well as multiple brand collaborations. Clayton makes his home in Los Angeles, but can be found touring the world relentlessly, reading to kids from preschool to college age, painting murals, playing music and spreading his message of the importance of following your dreams.
My Take on the Book
This was a fun book with some amazing poetry within it. I have always been a fan of authors such as Shel Silverstein and this author does remind me of his writings. Free flowing and fun, the poems draw you in and pull on your inner child to explore and reach out to simply enjoy life and remember what it was like to be young. Inside all of these stories though there is a wisdom that the author is sharing with his readers that all readers should appreciate, I know that I did. I also enjoyed the colorful playful images that the author shares with her readers with every story that he shares. This was a book that I loved reading with my own children and you will too! I highly recommend this to all!
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