Monday, December 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY~ Make Magic! Do Good!

Dallas Clayton is the sort of guy you want to come over and watch your kids while you make dinner. I have never met him, but from reading his books he seems like that fabulous mix of thoughtful and hilarious that seems to work magic on kids.  We love his book An Awesome Book of Thanks equally for the bright, happy illustrations and the simple yet profound message of everyday gratitude. Then when I saw the video about Dallas Clayton's path to publication I was totally smitten.
Recently we had a chance to get our hands on a copy of his newest book of poems for kids called Make Magic! Do Good!  These poems made me giddy because of their positive messages. As I poured over them, all I could think was that these are so many of the things I want to say to Zach and make him understand, but if I say these things they will sound preachy. But when Dallas Clayton writes these amazing ideas and thoughts and messages into these fantastically silly and sweet poems it just clicks with kids.
I put the book in our basket where I knew Zach would pick it up, and I found him pouring over it. He was lapping up page after page getting lost in each poem. And after reading Make Magic! Do Good! for a while, he was so inspired he wrote a few on his own poems. Score! That is some magic in the making for sure!

Many of the poems are simple enough that I was able to read them to Naia as well, and she adored the illustrations. Whimsical and colorful, we spent all kinds of quality mama-toddler time talking about so many of them.

I am thrilled to be able to give away an autographed copy of Make Magic! Do Good! to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment here and I will pick one at random on Friday night, December 14. One comment per person per day is allowed until Friday. Good luck!

Thank you Dallas Clayton and Candlewick Press!

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