Two Sticks (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374380229, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 2007
Maybelle wanted SOME drum,
A kettle, snare, not humdrum,
A drum-dee-dum-dee-dum drum,
Oh, any funky fun drum!
But all she has is two sticks - her "tried and trusty true sticks." And so, on tables, chairs, and even her parents' bedroom door, Maybelle takes those sticks and clicks and clacks them, whacks and smacks them - until her sleepy parents shout: STOP! But can Maybelle stop? Even coming face-to-face with eleven toothy crocodiles doesn't deter plucky Maybelle. She keeps her cool - and her beat - charming those reptiles until she finally gets a real drum of her own.
Vibrant art brings a spirited Maybelle to life in this read-aloud gem that pulses with humor and irresistible rhythm and rhyme.
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Praise For Two Sticks…
"A tongue-twisting read-aloud hit. Wilsdorf adds to the slapstick and exuberant mood with bright, colorful, action-filled acrylics picturing wild-haired fearless Maybelle, who follows her own beat and makes joyful noise." --Booklist "The text sets a catchy rhythm and never lets go. Wilsdorf's illustrations, rich in saturated color, glow with warmth and vibrancy." --Kirkus Reviews "Wilsdorf captures the verve and action of the tale in vibrant colors and broad strokes." --School Library Journal "Pure entertainment." -The Orlando Sentinel