A PEBBLE STORY by Emil Sher

A PEBBLE STORY

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Age Range: 2 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A simple story about art and ingenuity unfolds through sparse text and clever illustrations.

A little Caucasian boy is creating a picture of a face out of pebbles. He has red ones for the hair and black for the eyes. Green would be perfect for the teeth, but he has no green ones, so it’s time to go “pebbling”! The boy and his mother set out with a picnic basket and pebbling gear. They find road pebbles and river pebbles for skipping, round pebbles and smooth ones. They spend a long, blissful day pebbling, but they return with no green pebbles. Suddenly, inspiration strikes, and the boy takes matters into his own hands, painting some pebbles green and using them to add the finishing touch to his picture. Aside from visually carrying the story, the illustrations depict lots of love between mother and son and add a bit of fun by incorporating objects made of pebbles, such as a truck, a fish, a sun and a moon. With a very similar style and feel, companion A Button Story features a little girl (also Caucasian) who must choose a new button to replace the lost one on her coat in order to go out and play with her father.

A sweet, unassuming tale for adult and child to share. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-55451-654-4
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Annick Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2015




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