I don’t often buy a book, but when one is hands-down terrific, I must have it. In #1 I reviewed “The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld.
Here is #2, a story of friendship, and what happens when there is a catastrophe. Can friendship survive? Children are in need of stories that help strengthen and develop their social and emotional skills. How can they grow into adulthood without knowing how to make (and keep) friends? When a story is also outstanding, its a win-win.
Stick and Stone
by Beth Ferry
Stick and stone are not alike. Not at all. They are unlikely friends, yet over time they become ‘best buds’.
Stick. Stone. Lonely. Alone. A zero. A one.
Children immediately relate to this simple test. Why? Because it is the root of what children instinctively want. Making a friend is #1 on the scale of social and emotional development. Yes, this is big.
Then thunder and rain, a loud hurricane.
Trouble comes along. It’s a thunderstorm, and Stick and Stone are separated.
Search day and search night. No Stick in sight.
Stone is desperately trying to find Stick. There is a dramatic rescue. The rhyming text adds to the story, and to the emotions children feel. It is a classic for young children. It is a lesson, and a story they beg to hear over and over again. This is but a glimmer of the entire book. It’s a favorite in my classroom.
Stick and Stone. A perfect 10.
Stay tuned for #3, The Beatryce Prophecy, a book for older children. It’s fresh off the press from author Kate DiCamillo.
What a simple, cute book!
i have stick and stone and absolutely love it!
It looks so cute! Very catchy
Yes! I have not read the sequel. Have you?
no , not yet, but i can’t wait!
Thank you Jennie.???
Sandra Pilmoor ________________________________
That simplicity makes it just perfect for early readers, and the illustrations are delightful too.
Best wishes, Pete.
I completely agree. 🙂 Best to you, Pete.
Looks like a wonderful book! ❤️👌
It is, and very popular with children. I think Charlotte will like #4. The next one (#3) is for older children. Best to you, Jen!
Sounds like a wonderful story – we do need to nurture the concept of friendships – small children are really social and their friendships have no boundaries! Important now more than ever in these times of feelings of isolation 😊
Beautifully said!. Thank you.
Kids need these kinds of books, especially now.
They sure do, Darlene!
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Thank you, Michael!
A wonderful book. Its telling a very important story. Thanks for sharing the review, Jennie! xx Michael
It’s a winner, Michael. Thank you!
sounds like another wonderful book. I like the simple, but effective, drawings.
Thank you, Jim. It’s a great one, and I agree with you on the illustrations.
Friendship, a terrific theme even for adults. You have motivated me to search out and make contact with a childhood chum who lives in Worcester area. We caught a lot of fish and played lots of golf usually accompanied by my dad. I’ll let you know.
I’m so glad, Steve!! Yes, this is really important for all ages.
Oh wow. The few rhymes you have displayed is eerily similar to a book I have written about 2 monsters…
This does look like the perfect book for young children!
I think so! 🙂
Love the drawings in this one, really brings life to the story.
I do, too! Thank you, FR.
How incredibly touching! It’s beauty is in its simplicity and the fact that adults can learn a lesson here.
Well said, Pam. Thank you!
This sounds like a delightful book for children, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie.
Looks like a genius book for sure. Thanks, Jennie.
I think you’re right, John. Thank you.
It looks so cute, and sounds wonderful.
Thank you, Deborah. On of the best.
So powerful, Jennie, and just right for little kids. I love the illustrations. Beautiful.
I haven’t known the first two, but I’ve read nearly all of Kate’s books.
Her new one was published in September. It’s really good!!
An adorable story, Jennie. It was fun to see inside the book. Hugs on the wing.
Love your kiddie recommends Jennie. ❤
Thanks so much, Debby. More ahead. 🙂
You are right about friendship being #1, Jennie. What a clever concept.
Children love this book. Yes, very clever.
Hi Jennie, thank you for the recommendation!
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Thank you, Charles!
Stick and Stone is adorable!
It is! Thank you, Mitch.