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Reader Engagement Project:


In the picture books, Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day and Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken, Warren, a bespectacled chicken, is bored with the everyday chicken routine (peck, cluck, feed; peck, cluck, feed) until he finds a sidekick in the newly hatched Egg. Early one morning the ever curious Egg takes off on his own and crosses the road, where he winds up getting lost in a field of corn. When Warren finally realizes Egg has flown the coop, nothing stops him from locating his best buddy!

“A good-humored story that nicely blends picture book, chapter book, and graphic novel elements.” —Publishers Weekly

Three activities let you be Warren and tell your own Warren & Egg stories!

1) Egg Hunt. Readers will be handed a cut-out Warren (taped to a straw for easy holding) and explore your space looking for Warren’s lost friend, Egg. (You will have previously placed cut-outs of Egg inside plastic Easter eggs and hidden the Easter eggs throughout your space.) Readers will laugh when they discover that egg=Egg and come running back to you with their discovery. They will be further delighted to crack open their egg and find Egg himself inside.

2) Extraordinary Warren Comics. Much of the action in the book takes place in comic book frames, and the dialogue is in speech bubbles. The Warren and Egg from the Egg Hunt can be glued down on a comics page, and additional characters and speech bubbles can be added for a companion page. This can be done in any setting and does not need to be done with the Egg Hunt.

3) Be Extraordinary Mask. Warren is quite iconic with his red glasses and orange beak. We have created a template where readers can color, cut, and assemble Warren’s wonderful glasses and stately beak.

Engagement/Programming Tool:

View, Download & Print: Extraordinary Warren Story Hour Kit

IMG_4769Best Users:

Public Children’s Librarians, Families & Play Groups, School Librarians, Grades Pre-K-2, Bookstores

Best Audience:

Children Grades K-3

More on the Book:

Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day
Written & Illustrated by Sarah Dillard
Published by Aladdin
ISBN-13: 9781481403528
Publication date: 10/7/2014
Age range: 6-9 Years

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken
Written & Illustrated by Sarah Dillard
Published by Aladdin
ISBN-13: 9781442453401
Publication date: 2/11/2014
Age range: 6-9 Years


  1. Fun!

  2. Looks like fun for our young elementary school patrons!

    • The K’s and first graders we used it with thought it was great. The books are a perfect pitch of humor for that age.

  3. So cool.


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