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Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone

by Beth Ferry

Other authors: Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

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Lonely Stick and solitary Stone become friends in this sing-song picture-book about friendship and loyalty. After Stick stands up for Stone against Pinecone the bully, the two become an inseparable pair. Then a storm sends Stick flying, and it is Stone's turn to come to the rescue...

Author Beth Ferry, who made her picture-book debut with Stick and Stone, delivers a simple rhyming text - no more than a few words per page - that works quite well with illustrator Tom Lichtenheld's pencil and watercolor artwork. I liked the interplay here between word and image, as round Stone is described as a zero and narrow Stick as a one, but together they make a (perfect, one presumes) ten. Recommended to anyone looking for children's stories about bullying, friendship, and loyalty for the younger picture-book set. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 19, 2018 |
this book is about kindness and friendship
  Shasta84 | Dec 4, 2017 |
If you have heard the saying, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt", you should read this book. This is a great book to incorporate in the classroom to help introduce the topic of bullying. ( )
  MsCrosby | Nov 19, 2017 |
Stick and Stone are both alone without a friend in the world. Then, Stone is bullied and Stick intervenes. From that day forward they have a strong friendship. Well-written with cute illustrations, this book is an easy read with a great message about friendship. My kids and I loved it!

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  mcpl.wausau | Sep 25, 2017 |
This text book was able to talk about friendships and how friends stick up for each other and help each other out. This text allows children to maybe find themselves within specific characters and relate it to their own life experiences. Adversities are overcome.
  gonzalr | Jul 26, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 054403256X, Hardcover)

When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?
Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare.
        In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:37 -0400)

Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

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