There is something extraordinary about a wish. A wish can set your imagination free and open up possibilities. Sometimes those wishes even come true, though perhaps they’ve always been true. Perhaps what is happening around us is as wonderful as all the things we can imagine.
That is what I took away from Ben Clanton‘s new picture book, Something Extraordinary. I have to admit to a particular weakness for picture books that encourage readers to slow down, observe the world closely, and appreciate it, and this book certainly falls into that category.
But I also love the idea that wishes do come true, and that our world is more vivid when we take the time to notice what is happening around us.
Read more about the book:
- The Kirkus review says: “. . . scenes full of gentle humor and inventive play convey respect and affection for the audience.”
- Check out some of the inside spreads from the book (along with lots of other cool stuff) in this interview at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
- It’s on this list of 10 +1 Picture Books That Spark Creativity along with several other of my favorites!