It’s wonderful to see the ordinary celebrated in this beautifully illustrated first picture book by Hannah Harrison. Jane is ordinary, in a world full of extraordinary. Her mother rides bareback on a horse, her father powerlifts elephants and her brothers take pleasure in being shot out of cannons. Everything Jane tries seems destined to be beyond her abilities. It turns out that just being Jane, “a really good dog,” is enough.
With short simple sentences on each page this gorgeous story is a perfect read aloud for a preschool audience.
Check out Extraordinary Jane at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Extraordinary Jane from Fishpond.