by Ben Clanton
Simon & Schuster, 2015. Picture Book.
A little boy makes a list of his wishes for something extraordinary. Starting with the usual: “I wish I could fly!” And then getting more and more creative: “I wish the rain came in seven different colors. And flavors!” After reaching the end of his imagination, the boy soberly wishes something extraordinary would happen in real life. At that moment he notices a scene right in front of him full of the extraordinary wonder of everyday life. This whimsical book celebrates both the exuberant joys of imagination and the quiet joys of closely observing the world around us.