Wilderman's Treetop Tales

Children - Grade K-3rd
34 Pages
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Author Biography

Wilderman's Treetop Tales is Chad Elliott's first children's book and children's album. He holds a degree in the fine arts, but discovered a love for the art of music as well as painting while he was in college. Elliott’s music career stretches far beyond this first Wilderman’s book and album. He has been touring the country for 20 years performing a blend of Americana, blues and roots music. He has been featured on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend, several Iowa Public Television documentaries and won prestigious awards, such as the Woody Guthrie Song Contest.

Chad has also shared the music stage with great artists such as: R.L. Burnside, Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, among other stadium acts like Counting Crows, Eric Church, Survivor and Lonestar.

2014 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist (Midwest)
2013 International Blues Challenge Competitor
2009 International Songwriting Contest - 3rd Place Winner - Americana
2009 Woody Guthrie Song Contest Winner
2008 Kerrville New Folk - Finalist

"Normally billed as a folk singer, Elliott's songs all tell finely crafted stories and his mastery of written word is apparent on all of them." - Broken Jukebox .com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Read, laugh, and enjoy a collection of lyrical poetry and beautifully illustrated drawings as you listen along with the audio CD. Let your imagination take you to wild and fun places as you read about animals jamming in the forest around a campfire, building a tree house, Toffle the Grumpy tomcat, fishing, friends, and many funny stories to joyfully enhance your day.

Wilderman's Treetop Tales, written and illustrated by Chad Elliott, is a delightful collection of lyrical poetry and stories which introduce readers to the wild aspect of the imagination as well as teaching them that incorporating lyrics, music, illustrations, and poetry can make for an exciting, stimulating, and fun experience. Author Chad Elliott has outdone himself by incorporating music, poetry, stories, and illustrations all into one book. This allows for different kinds of learners to enjoy the book. A visual learner can enjoy reading the hard copy themselves, while other learners can enjoy the book and music being played and read to them.

There is truly something for every kind of reader to enjoy. The text is very well written and displayed throughout the book, making it comprehensible to young readers. The audio CD, although sold separately, is a must-have addition to this book. It enhances the experience of reading these wonderful stories and poems greatly, and is well worth the small fee to purchase alongside the book. This book is recommended for young readers between preschool age and those in the 3rd grade.