Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hi, sorry it’s been so long

I wanted to start a new blog, and realized that it has been THREE MONTHS since my last entry.


I could list the many reasons why (and believe me there are a thousand reasons, both big and small), but instead I will just say, “Hi, sorry it’s been so long.”

This reminded me of my relationship with my BFF. We can go months without talking sometimes, but when we get together again it’s as if we’d just gone out to dinner or a movie last weekend. And THAT is why she is my BFF!


Today’s book review is the ultimate tale of friendship: Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, with illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld.

Stick and Stone

This book has been a family favorite for a while, and I’m pretty sure we’ve maxed out renewals at the library on it at least three times.

Stick and Stone is the unlikely tale of friendship between a heavy rock and a skinny stick. The two main characters are very different, but they have each other’s backs and accept each other for who they are. It’s super simple, pretty clever, and very fun! I especially like the little pinecone that causes mischief…because he’s a bit of a bully.

The illustrations are bright and happy even when things in the story are a little grim. There isn’t a lot of text, but the story is surprisingly full, and very enjoyable for everyone in the family.