Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever!

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Quite the unusual pair, Stick and Stone are best friends. Stick wants desperately to find out where he came from. He wonders if his mom is a giant birch or a towering maple. He and Stone head out on a quest to discover his origins. They venture through forests, valleys, and creeks, and even summit a mountain. Every tree they see seems like it could be the one, yet Stick doesn’t recognize any of them, and the two get lost in the labyrinth of possibilities. With the help of Pinecone, they find their way home, and despite being disappointed, Stick realizes Stone is as much his family as any.

This is a precious story young children ages four to eight will savor. It’s short and sweet, hilarious and thoughtful. Stick and Stone’s relationship is tried and true, strong enough to ameliorate Stick’s yearning to discover his roots.

Youth often value their friendships and vow to be there for each other, just like Stick and Stone. They’ll find their closeness relatable and welcome the simplicity of the text as well as the lively and emotion-filled illustrations. This will likely become a top pick for those at the beginning of their reading journey.

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Author Beth Ferry
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 07-Sep-2021
ISBN 9780358473022 Buy this Book
Issue December 2021
Category Children's