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Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day by Sarah Dillard

15 Sep 2014

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Sarah Dillard, Frank Morrison and Josee Masse featured on Curious City blog’s 2014 Best Of list

December 09, 2014

The Curious City blog picked three Painted Words artists for its best children’s books of 2014 line-up. The three titles are Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day by Sarah Dillard, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Frank Morrison, and What Ship is Not a Ship? by Josee Masse.

Sarah Dillard’s Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day  was deemed the “best excuse to don a cape.”

Frank Morrison’s Little Melba and Her Big Trombone was dubbed “best girl tooting her own horn.”

Josee Masse’s What Ship is Not a Ship? was praised for its “best use of word play.”

Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day is available now

Oct. 8, 2014
The delightful follow up to Sarah Dillard’s Extraordinary Warren is now available from Aladdin books at Simon & Schuster.Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day reunites readers with the eponymous chicken and his new sidekick, Egg, as they embark on another quirky adventure that combines imaginative storytelling with eye-catching art.In this installment, super-chicken Warren is thrilled to get a sidekick – Egg is newly hatched, very curious, and asks a lotof questions. When Warren tells him about his dream to fly all over the world – and even to the moon – Egg is enchanted.

The next day, Egg gets up before everybody else and decides to try out flying for himself. Amazingly, he takes off and flies through the air, but ends up going where no chicken has gone before: across the road.

When Warren eventually realizes Egg is missing, he searches high and low for his new friend until it appears there’s only one way he could’ve gone. With Egg missing and presumably helpless, however, it’s up to Warren to use his extraordinary powers to find him, even if it involves… crossing the road.

Described in a Kirkus review as “charming” and where “almost every page has a small, lovely moment”, Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day will captivate readers and serves as a quality addition to Dillard’s series.

Find it at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Advanced Praise for Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day

Sept. 15, 2014 

Our favorite super chicken, Warren, and his sidekick Egg, return in Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day, coming out October 14.  The sequel to Sarah Dillard’s Extraordinary Warren, features a chicken crossing the road and other epic adventures. In an advanced review, Kirkus wrote, “Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel.” Philosophy and chicken puns wrapped up in Sarah’s endearing graphic art- a recipe for an all-around charming read.

Pre-order your copy here.