Dallas Clayton, has just published his second awesome book. I remember being a little skeptical about his first book... who was this quirky guy and what was all the blogosphere commotion about? When he contacted me about promoting the second, An Awesome Book of Thanks, I decided it was time to find out. While checking the book's website, my 12 year old came and stood over my shoulder. "What IS that book and who IS that guy, mom?" Exactly. We were both intrigued and ended up sitting side by side reading a generous excerpt from An Awesome Book of Thanks out loud together.You can too, right here. We laughed, pointed out funny and sweet details to each other, and discussed the very thoughtful message beneath the whimsy. And then... we unanimously clicked on an excerpt of his first book, as well. It had been many years since my son and I had read a picture book aloud together, let alone two. It was a memorable moment. It was an AWESOME moment.
We wrote back to Dallas together and asked him to yes, please send us a review copy. A few days later my son and I presented it to our family as a December count-down activity. We all took turns reading a page aloud. A family read along! Everyone loved it! In fact, the kids were found reading it together first thing the next morning... spurred on by my newest reader who has devoured it many times over since.
his new mission brought on by his literary success in self-publishing. Dallas gives one book away for each book he sells... to schools, to hospitals, to children where ever he goes. And in keeping with his generosity, he has sent me a signed copy to give to one of you. We ALL enjoyed An Awesome Book of Thanks, so I'm delighted to send out such a sweet gift. Seems like a perfect way to ring in the New Year... giving thanks! Please leave a comment in this post before Thursday at 9pm EST. I'll announce the random winner on Friday morning. Thanks Dallas, and to all of you~ have an AWESOME day!