Stick and Stone

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT

Written by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone are on their own, until a chance encounter with a boorish bully (Pine Cone), inspires Stick to stick up for stone. The new pals head off on an adventure and discover that friendship really rocks.

"This stick and stone would never break a bone, as they're too busy caring about each other."

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW

"Preschoolers looking for a model of good friendship need look no further. Kindness rules the day, and humor, rather than obvious lesson-teaching, moves the story along. Making friends has never been easier."

THE HORN BOOK

"With few words per page and visually expressive characters, there is much to keep young readers' interest. Simple, rhyming text and visual puns keep this familiar-feeling tale light and snappy."

KIRKUS REVIEWS

"... a thing of off-the-charts adorability."

BOOKLIST

"Ferry adds zip to the best-friends-forever theme with plenty of sly puns ('Stone whispers, "Gee, you stuck up for me!"'), and Lichtenheld conveys significant expressiveness through the characters' dot eyes and small smiles."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...rhythmic text, clever wordplay, and absolutely perfect artwork that delivers a great message without preaching."

MONTREAL GAZETTE


ACCOLADES

  • 2016 Children's Literature Centre Book Award recipient
  • Early Childhood Education Zone: "Top 20 Children's Books Since 2013"
  • Amazon Best Books of 2015 So Far: Ages 3-5

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