LA artist Dallas Clayton wrote a book for his son “about the idea of dreaming big and never giving up,” he explains. “I put it online and my whole life changed forever.”
He’s talking about “An Awesome Book” (which you can now get in hardcover and I urge you to do so if you haven’t already!).
I got this for Ollz when he was a baby. It’s all about following your dreams, no matter how crazy or unpopular. Kids of all ages love his whimsical illustrations and his message is abundantly clear: be true to yourself, have confidence in your ideas and don’t get caught up in the rat race (in a very kid-friendly way, of course).
Clayton started The Awesome World Foundation to give away one book for every copy sold. The giveaways are distributed to schools, hospitals, libraries, camps and shelters both domestically and worldwide.
His second book “An Awesome Book of Thanks!” compliments the idea of dreaming big with the notion of being thankful for all that you have. Another simple, but important life lesson told in Clayton’s trademark playful style.
The Spring 2011 Awesome World Tour kicks off this month. Clayton is looking for book reading venues from traditional places like school and libraries to, well, pretty much wherever a group can gather, in the following states: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!
Donations to the Awesome World Foundation can be made by clicking here. No donation is too small. With your help the Awesome World Foundation can reach more kids and inspire more dreams!