By Ben Clanton
If you're a published writer or illustrator or aspiring to be one of those things, you've likely heard horror stories about orphaned books (ones in which the editor leaves before the book is complete).
This is not one of those stories.
After Julia Maguire moved over to Random House, I took over on Something Extraordinary. The picture book is a sweet rumination on the extraordinary things that exist in our everyday lives. Ben is a dedicated, passionate, talented author/illustrator, and I feel very lucky to be working with him.
See? Sometimes it works out.
Lucy Ruth Cummins oversaw the very sweet design.
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★ "In less capable hands, the idea that the real is extraordinary (and by extrapolation, that enjoyment requires close observation) could have come across as cliche and didactic. Instead, scenes full of gentle humor and inventive play convey respect and affection for the audience." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)