In honor of Women’s History Month I will be focussing on outstanding female authors and/or illustrators.
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2018
Themes: rocks, imagination
Opening: Nothing can move me. Not the wind. Not time.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain… until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird’s nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility.
Why I like this book: Beautifully understated illustrations tell a slightly snarky story of confidence tested, a favorite theme of mine. My storytime gang at the bookstore picked it up right off the bat as they walked in. I think that says a lot! Trust the kids, and you might hug it too!
Resources/Activities: Find a smooth rock to paint; keep it for a pet or give it to someone for their garden or as a paper weight; Learn about the different kids of rocks; play tic-tac-toe with rocks and sticks in the dirt or sand.
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.