Rice, Clay The Stick. PICTURE BOOK. Familius, 2014. $17.
The odd-looking stick in the park was the fuel needed to ignite the lonely boy’s imagination. The stick helped him realize his dreams until he was an old man and it was time to pass the stick to new hands.
Rice’s silhouette art is a perfect foil to this story about imagination. I love books like this that show children to power of imagination on ordinary objects, like Antoinette Portis’ Not a Box. There can’t be enough of these books. There can always be fewer technological babysitters, though.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher