Stick and Stone
by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Stick and stone are alone and lonely, until they meet up on a playground. Immediately they become best friends. When stone is ‘attacked’ by a prickly pine cone, stick stands up to the bully and defends his friend. Later, stick is in trouble, but how can stone help? This story of friendship is short, simple, poetic, and fun.
Illustrations seem to pop right off the page and wow the readers. Illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has created characters with winning personalities. A wonderful story in so many ways. Excellent for a toddler’s library.