Something Extraordinary

Illustrated by Ben Clanton
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About The Book

Amazing things are happening all around you. You just need to know where to look—and this whimsical picture book is the perfect place to start.

Have you ever wished for something extraordinary? Like the ability to fly? Or to breathe underwater? What if you could talk to animals?

It’s fun to wish for amazing things. But take a look around, and you just might find that the most “ordinary” things…can be extraordinary.

About The Author

Photograph by Kelsey Clanton

Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include It Came in the MailSomething ExtraordinaryRex Wrecks It!Mo’s MustacheThe Table Sets ItselfVote for Me!, and Rot, the Cutest in the World. He lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481403580
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD420L

Raves and Reviews

"[S]cenes full of gentle humor and inventive play convey respect and affection for the audience. The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative."

– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Clanton reveals the charm of recognizing the miraculous in the everyday...Wishes and imagination have power, he suggests, but they pale beside the experiences that await in the real world."

– Publishers Weekly

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