STORY TIME & BOOK SIGNING: Ben Clanton, Something Extraordinary

Bring the little ones down on Sunday, June 28, from 11 am to 12 pm, for a special story time and book signing with children's book author/illustrator Ben Clanton. He'll read from his latest book, Something Extraordinary.


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.


"[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


Ben Clanton is the author/illustrator of Something ExtraordinaryRex Wrecks It!, and Mo’s Mustache. When Ben isn’t doodling up stories (and often when he is) he likes to cook, explore outdoors, and play basketball. Ben is in the midst of a move back to Seattle. Find out more about Ben at

Event date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509