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Wednesday 16 February 2011

Review: An Awesome Book of Thanks

It's, like, so typical for awesome US author Dallas Clayton to write a follow up to his An Awesome Book (see KBR's interview here) which focuses on gratefulness. That's just the kind of guy he is.

His first book (self-written, self-illustrated, self-published and self-promoted to cult-following status) was a gift to so many - and indeed, the author gifted as many books as he sold - yet he is the one giving thanks.

I've always thought Dallas was a cool guy.

His latest book, An Awesome Book of Thanks, is as charming, affirming, childlike, extraordinary, warm and beautiful as his first book - and an absolute joy to read through.

Reminding us not only how beautiful our world is, but how to be grateful and appreciate the wonder we already have, the central theme of this book is togetherness, appreciation, diversity and creativity. The author uses far-reaching cultural elements and an inexhaustable imagination to bring together a round of very positive messaging that is open and clear yet deceptively subtle.

Children and adults alike will adore this book - and those with an eye for illustration and design will truly appreciate the stunning artwork, which is just totally frame-able.

Uplifting, fun, warm and sherbety. Make a copy happen on your bookshelf now.

Dallas lives on a unicorn ranch and spends his days working on his time machine. Check out his Awesome World Foundation which donates books to children in need, and learn more about the author and his travels around the planet reading to thousands of kids, encouring them to dream big.

Title: An Awesome Book of Thanks
Author/Illutrator: Dallas Clayton
Publisher: Amazon Encore, US$16.95 RRP
Publication Date: October 2010
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781935597377
For ages: Everyone
Type: Picture book

This book can be bought online