Sticks and stones book summary
STICKS & STONES — Abby CooperThank you! Stick and Stone feel very alone. Isolated on separate pages, their solitary figures appear downcast, until a chance encounter leads Stick to stand up for Stone against a bullying pine cone. Now inseparable, the two explore and play. But when a storm carries Stick away, Stone must search for him and bring him back. Simple, rhyming text and visual puns keep this familiar-feeling tale light and snappy. A light, enjoyable approach to a recognizable narrative about making—and helping—friends.
2017 MN Book Award Finalist for Middle Grade Literature: Sticks & Stones
Sticks and Stones Reader Reviews
Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. I want to help. Highly recommended for most middle grade collections. Every single child should read it. It is original and made me keep reading it. I couldn't put it down! This story shows how kindness can affect people, and I think the lesson is great.
Sign up for our newsletters! Patel, recite it to her repeatedly. Elyse has a rare genetic disorder called cognadjivisibilitis CAV , which results in any descriptive word, such as pretty, clumsy or nerd, said about the person with CAV to appear on his or her skin. The pleasant or innocuous descriptions, such as bright or gorgeous, are not bothersome and may even provide a pleasant sensation. Remember to be kind to yourself and others. However, as Elyse enters sixth grade things are different. Middle school is tough for anyone, but with her best friend, Jeg, at her side Elyse is confident that she can handle it.
Thank you! Due to a rare condition called cognadjivisibilitis, anything people say about year-old Elyse appears on her arms and legs—part temporary tattoo, part eczema. Good words soothe, while bad ones itch "more than a thousand mosquito bites. When mysterious notes challenge her to try out to lead the sixth-grade class trip, she reasons that winning will net her enough positive comments to cure the itch. But as she awkwardly makes new friends, chronicling her progress with very careful self-deprecating humor in short chapters and notes to her future self, she realizes, "You couldn't just read them; you had to feel them, too. CAV is both a gentle dig at anti-bullying platitudes—words can and do hurt—and a reminder that words can heal. Elyse's struggles toward self-confidence will resonate with fans of R.
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