Books with adventure and imagination is what Clayton Liotta's books are. He writes and illustrates his own books. The books are cute and imaginative and of course full of adventure. I really liked up a Tree with Chicken Soup. You couldn't ask for a more adventurous day.
“Up A Tree With Chicken Soup” is a charming story about the wonder of a
child’s vivid imagination. Follow a young boy as he goes out in search
of adventure, with Chicken Soup of course. Is it real or imaginary???
You be the judge... It is sure to bring out the child in us all...
“The House At 25 Clear View Drive!” is a charming story about a young boy who anxiously awaits the arrival of new neighbors moving in across the street. Rumor has it that they have a boy his own age? It’s sure to bring back many memories and the child in us all...
Liotta is an Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist, and Film Maker with quite
a background. As a boy, a band of gypsies found him living under a
squashed cabbage leaf. They whisked him away, and made him part of their
roving caravan, where he learned the ancient art of broom making. He
spent countless hours weaving straw into brooms and listening to stories
told by tribal elders. Sitting around the campfire, Clayton was
fascinated by the gypsies' ancient tales. Soon, he found himself
sketching in the dirt with leftover pieces of straw. Once they saw his
interpretive drawings, the gypsies realized that they should preserve
their unique stories on paper- along with Clayton's sketches. An
illustrator was born. Until now, Clayton's work was known only in gypsy
caravans. (And how many gypsy caravans do you see these days???) Clayton
has since left the simple gypsy lifestyle for bright lights, big
cities, cheeseburgers, fries, and cable TV.....Where he lives quietly!
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis