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Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison

Extraordinary Jane

by Hannah E. Harrison

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Jane's family were performers in the circus. Her whole family all had talents except for her. She tried all kinds of tricks and talents but she was just ordinary and although it made her sad, she was still Jane and that was enough for her family and her owner to love her. This book is about acceptance. She didn't need to compare herself to others because although Jane didn't have any talents or tricks to perform in the circus like her family, she was a good dog and loved. This book is great to teach a life lesson not to compare yourself to others and also about looking past someone's imperfections and loving and accepting them anyways. ( )
  Ashley.Setzekorn | Sep 9, 2016 |
Nice message, sometimes just being a good companion/friend is plenty enough. Hug your favorite ordinary pooch. Oh an my son seems obsessed with this book! ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
A charming, beautifully illustrated circus story. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah Harrison

Age: 2-4years

Genre: Circus animals

Jane is an ordinary dog living at an extraordinary circus. While she isn’t strong, brave or graceful like the rest of her family, Jane is wonderful and loved in her own, special way.

This is a wonderful picture book. The illustrations are colorful and vibrant. The text is simple enough for a new reader, but at the same time, filled with some challenged and fun vocabulary. Pizzazz is always a fun word to say in my book. I also love the play on the word “extraordinary” Jane is really just extra ordinary. This book is a wonderful, and whimsical reminder to our children that they don’t have to be the fastest or smartest in order to be loved and appreciated. It sends a very strong “be yourself” message, which is always important for young people to hear.

Read more at: https://librarycrossing.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/picture-book-review-extraordinary-jane-by-hannah-harrison/ ( )
  TheNovelWorld | Jan 31, 2015 |
One of my favorite picture books! Jane is part of a circus dog family, but doesn't really fit in - she's not strong like her dad, graceful like her mom, etc. She tries finding what she's good at, with disastrous (and funny) results. But she's sweet and helpful and a good friend, so she finds her place in the end. I love the story - but I especially love the pictures of Jane. You can just see the love in her eyes! ( )
  4hounds | Aug 17, 2014 |
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For anyone with a beloved pet, this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.
Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her Ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.
Ordinary can be extraordinary!

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"Jane the dog doesn't have a unique talent in the circus like the rest of her family, until the ringmaster discovers what is truly special about her"--Provided by publisher.

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