This is the time of year reflecting and hoping. For dreaming. And for wishing. Even if our kids don’t mark time the way we do or feel the fresh start of a new year peeking around the corner, there’s something inherently kid about the humble wish.
Ben Clanton, author illustrator of Something Extraordinary, stops by the podcast to talk about the feel of traditional medium, crafting good re-read alouds, and a question about the color orange.
The cover of Something Extraordinary contains a wish. A boy blowing on a dandelion, as you do. The first page tells us what the wish is: to fly. In fact, everything the boy wishes for is extraordinary like that. But as the book goes on, the boy learns that extraordinary stuff is in the every day too. Wish granted!