Dallas Clayton is one of our favorite authors/artists and have featured both his books in Small. Check out our current issue to read about the making of his books and his fun philosophy. For the spring Dallas Clayton is planning an 'awesome world tour' and will be making a stop at Little Bean in Dallas, Texas on March 20th at 2pm.
If you are interested in having Dallas come to your venue to read and sign books then you can get in touch with him through his website. You can order his books or read his book for free on line here.
Recently one of our readers, Sharon Garufolo of Cupcakes and Cutlery (a party ideas blog) hosted a Awesome Book of Thanks themed book party. Anyone who has held a kids party knows how much effort goes in to the planning. She sent us a few pictures and wrote a little about the day.
"I am huge fan of Dallas Clayton. Aside from his amazing illustrations, his messages are so important for kids to hear. I don't think they can hear them enough. So... knowing that by next year my son will have a say in his birthday party theme, I relished the chance to choose this last one. When I heard about the newest Awesome book, An Awesome Book of Thanks, I knew that is what it would be. It was great to do this kind of party, one that is not traditional or found in party stores, because it allowed me to be creative and different.
I had been wanting to work with Amber of Pitbulls and Posies. Amber had given me the idea of doing an activity for the kids by printing some of the pages on watercolor paper. I tweaked the idea a bit by choosing three pages that said "Thank You", changed them to black and white and added some extra lines below for writing on. Even though some of the kids were too small to write, they all enjoyed using the watercolors. It was an easy activity to set up and pretty inexpensive.
All of the guests told me how much they enjoyed the party and it was by far my favorite party to plan. I look forward to seeing what books Dallas Clayton shares with us next."
Thank you Sharon!
Sharon Garufolo of Cupcakes and Cutlery