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A Stone Sat Still

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel!

A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock—but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.

This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage
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Hardcover, 50 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Chronicle Books
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Abigail
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Brendan Wenzel Fans / Readers Looking for Picture-Books About Perspective and/or Nature
Described on the dust-jacket flap as a companion to author/illustrator Brendan Wenzel's Caldecott Honor-winning They All Saw A Cat , this new picture-book also explores perspective. Centering around the eponymous stone, the narrative here explores the stone's existence - the many uses it serves to various creatures in the wild, and the various positions it holds, depending upon the size and outlook of the being examining it. In the end, the stone sits and endures, while everything around it cha ...more
Barbara
Like many other readers, I adored They All Saw a Cat and Hello Hello, this author/illustrator's previous two picture books. His latest offering only serves to add to my admiration for him and his work. As he has done in the previous two books, he explores perspective, this time focusing on a stone. It's clear that this rock has been around for a long time, and various animals use it as a landing place, a spot on which to eat or perch or crack a shell to reveal a meal. For some of it, it's quite ...more
Mary
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is very similar to his previous picture book, They All Saw a Cat. The look, feel, size, etc of the rock depends on who is looking at it, using it, time of year, etc. Beautiful illustrations and a nice gentle story. Great for a read-aloud with 4-7 y/o or a one-on-one reading.
Amy Fitzgerald
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another stunning book about perspective from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medal and Honor Book, Brendan Wenzel, comes his newest triumph, A Stone Sat Still. This simple stone is many things to many animals. It all depends on how they view the stone.
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Tara
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stunning illustrations
Excellent mentor text for perspective
Uplifting reminder that life goes on
Earl
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A contemplative picture book about perspective- of what a thing is in a particular time and what it becomes over time through various lenses. A book worth rereading.
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Brendan Wenzel is an author and illustrator based in upstate New York. His debut picture book, They All Saw a Cat, was a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of a 2017 Caldecott Honor. An ardent conservationist, he is a proud collaborator with many organizations working to ensure the future of wild places and threatened species.