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Illustrated by Irene Dickson



About the Book

A boy and his dog set off to play together one sunny day, taking nothing with them but a good stick. There are so many things you can do with a stick, especially if you use your imagination. You can throw it, balance with it, float it down a stream, and draw pictures in the sand. It might even help you make new friends!

Product Details

On sale: July 10, 2018
Age: 2-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781536200164

Author Bio

Irene Dickson has designed all sorts of things, from corporate identity, marketing, and websites to interior graphics and stained glass, as well as creating her own range of bespoke wedding stationery. She is now enjoying a new path creating picture books, including her debut picture book, Blocks. She lives in a beautiful rural county in England with her family and her very old cat.


A simple tale of play with a found object combined with a story of new friendship, immediately retellable by a single child or a group.
—Kirkus Reviews

Each spacious double-page spread offers a few words of text paired with well-composed scenes designed for young children to enjoy. Just right for early childhood and preschool teachers seeking picture books for reading aloud.
—Booklist Online

An inviting read-aloud about the outdoors and the simple wonders to be found in its exploration. A fun title for storytime or small group sharing before venturing on a nature walk.
—School Library Journal