REVIEW: Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
“Meet Stick and Stone.
They stick up for each other,
because friends rock.”
When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, a friendship is born. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?
With simple, rhyming text, subtle messages of kindness and compassion, and Tom Lichtenheld’s signature charm, this delightful story about making and helping friends will enchant readers young and old because it’s never too early—or too late—to stick up for your friends.
What a wonderful book. Whether it’s read silently or aloud, this book does “friendship” proud. Sigh, that’s not nearly as good a rhyme as is on every page telling how Stick sticks up for Stone before Stone returns the favor for its friend. The story is charming to read but easy for children to understand. And I love the dedication from illustrator Tom Lichtenheld “who makes books for children and people who used to be children.” That’s me! A