Make Magic! Do Good!

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Make Magic! Do Good!
Written by Dallas Clayton
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763657468
ISBN-13: 9780763657468
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Make Magic! Do Good!

author/illustrator: Dallas Clayton

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 from an exciting new face in children’s literature, Dallas Clayton, comes a book of illustrated poems full of wisdom, wonder, and whimsy.
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0763657468 / 9780763657468
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Illustrated Poetry / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
112 / 7 7/8" x 8 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Poetry; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Dallas Clayton was hired in 2009 as the editor-in-chief of We Love You So, an art magazine founded by director Spike Jonze, designed to tie into Where the Wild Things Are, Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book. He is an active philanthropist, having founded the nonprofit Awesome World Foundation in 2009. The foundation has sent books to charitable causes around the world and also gives away books at Dallas Clayton's classroom readings and book tour events. He has a son with actress Shannon Sossomon (A Knight's Tale) and lives in Southern California.
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