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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 3 to 7.
This is a quiet book which gives the reader a sense of peace imparted through the illustrations as well as the text. The large blue stone lies in the forest for ages and people love to come and admire the beauty of the stone. They decide they want to take the stone and so they break it in half. Here is where the story line is a bit confusing, as it would appear they are taking the entire stone. But it seems that they only take half and that half is made into many things. Nonetheless, the stone is realized as a character and readers, young and old, will accept it as such. The stone goes through many transformations, always longing to return to the forest. It is shaped into an elephant, a bird, the moon, a cat, and even a heart-shaped pendant for a young girl before it is finally small enough to drift across the ocean. The stone, although taking many shapes, is still the same stone no matter the alterations. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford