Wilderman's "Man of All Talents" visits Mitchell County

OSAGE | Using a combination of art, music, reading – and fun – author and songwriter Chad Elliott led three schools’ worth of elementary school students on a journey into new worlds as part of a literacy residency last week.

A culmination of those sessions happened Sept. 24, when students from the county’s schools and their parents and teachers gathered at the Krapek Family Fine Arts Center at the Cedar River Complex in Osage to celebrate their time with Elliott, called “Wilderman’s Treetop Tales Literacy Night.” His time in Mitchell County was sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of Mitchell County.

Elliott met with the students in Osage, Riceville and St. Ansgar throughout the week. Using music and portions of his own works to trigger imaginations, students created animal characters whose images appeared not only in paintings created by Elliott in each school, but that also came alive in songs that were performed by Elliott and students.

Full Article: HERE

PRINTS of Wilderman's Treetop Tales Illustrations Now Available!

All 15 paintings that Chad Elliott created as illustrations for the Wilderman's Treetop Tales book are now available as prints! And Chad has plans to add T-Shirts and other merchandise in the future. So, check out what's here now and stay tuned for more!


Wilderman's Featured in The Hawkeye of Burlington, IA

5-STAR Rating for Wilderman's Treetop Tales + Review

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.

Jullie Finnern Reviews Wilderman's Treetop Tales

Review by Julie Finnern, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education & Assistant Dean of Buena Vista University, School of Education

"Wilderman’s Treetop Tales tug at our hearts and our imaginations. Which of us, child or adult, has not wished for an amazing tree house, the ability to fly and reach the stars, or for that nasty fly to just go away? Elliot brings common childhood experiences to life through lyrics and illustrations that invite us all to join the story and even add our own verses.

"Yes, Elliot’s engaging language and illustrations give a delightful context for literacy learning, but most of all, let’s travel alongside Wilderman as we embrace the journey. Read together! Sing together! Dance, laugh and dream together!"

Music, Dancing at the Library

Wilderman's Book Release in Spencer Daily Reporter

Chad Elliott LIVE on KJAN Radio

Wilderman's Treetop Tales Book and Album Released!

[COON RAPIDS, IA] – Wilderman’s Treetop Tales children’s book and music album have hit shelves. Iowa artist and songwriter, Chad Elliott, released the interdisciplinary art, music and poetry project on Nov. 10, 2014.

Release Date Set for Wilderman's Treetop Tales Book and Album!

The release date has been set for the first installment of the Wilderman's series. The Wilderman's Treetop Tales book and music album will be released on Nov. 1, 2014.

Upcoming Shows Added to the Calendar!

New live shows have been added to the calendar tab a the top of the page. Check it out to see if Chad Elliott will be coming to your town for a children's or children's + adults concert.

Coming soon...

The first installment of the Wilderman's series, "Treetop Tales," is currently in the creation phase! Chad Elliott is hard at work painting 15 canvases that will become the illustrations for the book. He has already written the 15 poems (10 of which are songs). After he has completed the artwork, he will go on to recording 10 songs for the "Treetop Tales" music album.

RSS feed

Support Wilderman's

The journey has just begun. If you would like to help us out of the woods and onto book shelves, please donate funds with the link below. Thanks!!

Make a Donation
Upcoming Shows
Wilderman's News
Join the email list!
Follow Us Online