Make Magic! Do Good!

Make Magic! Do Good!

by Dallas Clayton
Make Magic! Do Good!

Make Magic! Do Good!

by Dallas Clayton

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From from an exciting new face in children’s literature, Dallas Clayton, comes a book of illustrated poems full of wisdom, wonder, and whimsy.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763665890
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

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.
Dallas Clayton is known for his vivid use of colors, powerful themes, out-of-the-box-thinking, and magical wordplay. He has carved out quite a path for himself in a very short period on the book scene, earning big-name celebrity endorsements as well as multiple brand collaborations. Dallas Clayton makes his home in Los Angeles, but can be found touring the world relentlessly, reading to kids from preschool to college age, painting murals, playing music, and spreading his message of the importance of following your dreams.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Clayton succinctly delivers a number of behavioral tips looking to foster kindness, generosity, courage and spontaneity in the next generation.
—Kirkus Reviews

This is an uplifting read, a little wonder that speaks of the magic and good in everyone and the importance of following one’s dreams.
—School Library Journal

Each of these poems overflow with joy and optimism.
—GeekDad (

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