Stick! (Hardcover)

By Andy Pritchett

Candlewick, 9780763666163, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Puppy loves his new stick. He wants to play! Now he just needs someone to play with.

Puppy is thrilled when he discovers a stick just waiting to be tossed and chased. But Cow is more interested in grass, and Chicken is more interested in a worm. In fact, all of Puppy’s friends are busy doing something besides playing with a stick. Poor Puppy! Finally, another equally enthusiastic canine comes along, and the rousing game of fetch that ensues is enough to inspire the entire barnyard to give the stick a chance. In bold, graphic spreads, Andy Pritchett’s adorable animal cast enlivens a six-word story of friendship and play too sweet and simple to ignore.


About the Author

Andy Pritchett’s favorite thing is a pencil, which is like a stick but smaller. Some of his other favorite things are eating cake and sharing a house with his girlfriend and a very noisy cat. This is his first picture book. He lives in Norfolk, England.


Praise For Stick!

It’s an elementally simple portrait of the moment when two kindred spirits discover each other. Pritchett’s polished graphics and bare-bones storytelling have a board-book feel, and will hold the interest of very young readers.
—Publishers Weekly

Young children will understand Puppy’s excitement over a new toy and the joy of finding a friend who will play along.
—School Library Journal

Brimming with enthusiasm, this playful story has a friendly, pleasant appeal.
—Kirkus Reviews

Full of adorableness... Using just one word per page, Pritchett has crafted a basic but oh-so-endearing story of friendship. Younger readers will love the expanding cast of animal characters, while slightly older readers will appreciate that it’s a book they can read aloud.
—Booklist