The Stone Hatchlings

The Stone Hatchlings

3.73 (52 ratings by Goodreads)
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A child's imagination takes flight. When Abby finds two warm, round stones in the backyard, she "adopts" them, pretending they're unhatched birds. She lovingly builds them a cozy nest and watches over them constantly until one day she imagines that with a crick and a crack, the stones hatch to reveal two gray chicks. With a flourish of her paintbrush, Abby colors the birds yellow, blue, and green, and proceeds to take excellent care of them. Then the make-believe birds stop singing. Soon they also stop eating, and when they start to lose their feathers Abby realizes it is time to let them go. She waves goodbye as they fly off. But every morning, two new birds appear at the window and sing to Abby. As in their bestselling book, A Flock of Shoes, this gifted author-illustrator team captures perfectly the whimsical imagination of a small child for whom anything is possible.
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Product details

  • 3-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 7.62mm | 270g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 1554514339
  • 9781554514335

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Schroeder's background as a crime writer shows in the smooth flow of these eight tales of notorious robberies.... Enjoyable.--Snow Wildsmith"Booklist" (11/15/2012) Sarah Tsiang has created a beautifully told story about the power of the imagination and the emotions of love, loss, and joy.--Nicole Rowlinson"Resource Links" (12/01/2012) The story combines innocent imagination with the real life emotions of loss and joy.--Christine F. Smith"Association des bibliothecaires du Quebe" (12/12/2012)
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About Sarah Tsiang

In addition to the highly acclaimed picture book "A Flock of Shoes," Sarah Tsiang and Qin Leng are the creators of "Dogs Don't Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know." Sarah, who is also a poet, lives in Kingston, Ontario, while Qin, an award-winning animator and illustrator, lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Rating details

52 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 15% (8)
4 50% (26)
3 27% (14)
2 8% (4)
1 0% (0)
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