Sunday, October 04, 2009

dream big

Dallas Clayton is the guy behind Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are-related blog, We Love You So. He's also the author of An Awesome World, which is why I am completely enamored of him.

Dallas Clayton is awesome.

It's not just that Dallas wrote a book for his five-year old son that is completely inspiring. He's also traveling all over and reading the book to kids and giving away a copy of the book for every one he sells.

And the message of Dallas's book, the message that every kid should hear — whether you're five or 35 or even 75 — is to DREAM BIG.

You can read the whole book online, but when you get to the end, you're still likely to want to buy a copy for yourself to remind yourself to dream of "rocket-powered unicorns" or to inspire someone else whom you hope will dream of "dancing wild animals with diamond-coated wings." Or maybe you just want to buy a book so Dallas can give someone else a copy to urge them to "dream a dream as big as big could ever dream to be."

The book proposal is on hold. I'm dreaming big, but I think I'm also dreaming different.

8 comments:

phonelady said...

I cannot wait to see the movie it looks so awesome and I imagine the book is just as great .

ovelhadog said...

Nice :)

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Joanna said...

I am a librarian and a mom who loves to give books for birthday presents for my kids friends. This is now a the top of the list. What a great journey!

bunny said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing...I just bought four copies (after seeing your post) for my nephews and niece for Christmas.

bunny said...

^I also posted the video on my Facebook page--he deserve all the recognition he can get! I, too, am enamored!

Denise said...

While I'm an avid reader, I don't do a lot of book purchasing. I think that just changed. Thanks for sharing this.

Ann said...

I just bought copies for my nephews - and one for me!

myblik said...

Beautiful!

I'm 18 and i'm going to buy one :)