Stick and Stone - Beth Ferry (Author) & Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

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.

This book is friggin' adorable! I mean, I can go on about the incredibly emotive and expressive faces of Stick and Stone, and I could also wax poetic about the use of rhyme and pun throughout the book. I could go to great lengths explaining the symbolism of the overall plot in terms of relationships, cooperation, and friendship, but again, it's so ridiculously adorable that I just can't get over the main characters!


Initially simple, the story is actually very complex at its heart, and the overall package is fun and inspiring. Lichtenheld's illustrations work exceptionally well with Ferry's spare prose, creating a deliciously entertaining story that kids and adults both will be sure to enjoy!

Highly Recommended

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