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As in An Awesome Book (2012), the author’s voice is both intimate and enthusiastic, as if speaking to a child: “AND WHEN I’M BESIDE YOU I’M LEAPING AND BOUNDING / SO PROUD I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MY HEART POUNDING.” As the verse goes from playfully fantastical imagery to (hopefully) tongue-in-cheek ...| Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
Self-published in 2009 and gone viral in both print and free online versions, Clayton’s inspirational litany decries “un-fantastical and practical” dreams in favor of those “that no one thought to wonder / dreams so big that they’ve got dreams and they’ve got dreams up under!” His hand lettered, ...Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
Quirky drawings in rainbow shades have a psychedelic edge (a purple bear with hearts blasting from its chest could have stumbled off of a Grateful Dead album cover), while the verse might have been sampled from indie rock: âSometimes itâs a whisper/ when you feel you could shout/ or just bein...Dec 10 2012 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
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“Then once you’ve got that dream in mind please dream a million more and not a million quiet dreams, a million dreams that ROAR.” This strange and wonderful book, written and illustrated by Dallas Clayton, is the sort of book people either love or hate.Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
Clayton’s first book, An Awesome Book, celebrates the power of dreams.Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
It celebrates not only the feeling of love, but also the amazing gift of finding a kindred spirit and the uniqueness of those we love.Dec 26 2012 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
The text in staccato verse — sometimes depending on rhyme and rhythm, sometimes not — reflects the frantic pace of animals ("foxes, dachshunds, oxen, snakes, magic rocks, lucky breaks") and reminders of the overall theme — "thanks for patience and hopes and rewards and revisions and delightful de...Nov 20 2010 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
It even changed Clayton’s life: he formed the Awesome World Foundation and decided to give away a copy of his book for each one sold, traveling around the country and giving away books.Nov 18 2010 | Read Full Review of An Awesome Book!
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