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Clay's school performance combines songs, storytelling and silhouettes into a high-energy show that is funny, entertaining, and inspiring. Hear the story of Clay's Grandfather, the legendary silhouette artist, Carew Rice, and how he taught Clay the family art at age 6.
Against a backdrop of silhouettes with colorful backgrounds, Clay gives young students more of a show than a mere presentation. Students want to learn, but they also want to be entertained. With music, readings from his books, and audience participation, Clay gives them both.
Clay's books teach the values of friendship, perseverance, teamwork, and imagination while delighting young readers with rhythmic poetry and timeless prose.
An award winning author, illustrator, and songwriter, Clay brings all of his formidable talents to bear, and students are so enthralled that they don't realize how much they are learning important life skills such as combining imagination and perseverance to achieve their dreams.
It was a complete pleasure to have Clay Rice visit our school. His school assembly presentation was very appealing as it included music, art and ELA as he introduced our student body to his talent and to his books. After the assembly many of our parents and community members signed up to have their children’s silhouettes cut. It was a great experience for all!!! We will definitely invite him back in the near future!
Christi H. Vinson, NBCT School Media Specialist, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary
Book sales are brisk when Clay visits your school. Each book is personalized for the individual student. You school receives a percentage of all sales.
In addition to book sales, your school may also choose to promote Clay's silhouette cutting skills. Clay has been the nation's # 1 silhouette artist for more than 30 years.
For an additional fee, Clay cuts 2 silhouettes of each student who signs up, mounts one in the student's book, and the student receives an extra silhouette suitable for framing.
Your school receives a percentage of all sales. Each silhouette takes Clay about 1 minute to cut, so he is able to accommodate a large amount of students.
Clay sends each school full color flyers that promote his show, his books and his silhouettes. These are coupled with the standard order form that your school sends home with each student.
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Clay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children's Book award, and the Independent Publishers Award gold medal for best children's picture book.