At this time of year when the demands of Christmas are nearly upon us, it is a real joy to find a story focusing on the simple pleasures in life. In 'Stick', a little boy explores all the play possibilities that a stick offers as he walks along with his dog. There is not an adult in sight as the child explores free, imaginative play with his stick which helps him make a friend in the end.
The minimal text is beautifully supported by the bold, colourful illustrations which bring to life the joys of being outdoors. The story is perfect for sharing with little ones and for encouraging emergent readers to read.
Stick! Irene Dickson
Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-0857638588