Not a Stick

Not a Stick

by Antoinette Portis
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Overview

Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

A celebration of the power of imagination from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning creator of Not a Box

Experience the thrill of the moment when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real!

Following the critically acclaimed Not a Box, this book proves that a stick is not always just a stick. Whether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragon—give a child a stick and let imagination take over and the magic begin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061123252
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 91,176
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.

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Not a Stick 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Whitley Leviner More than 1 year ago
i love this book i thinknit is the best kid book in the world.
blueseaholly More than 1 year ago
My son and I were both excited to see Not a Stick after having purchased Not a Box. Both are among his favorite books to read. I highly recommend this to anyone, but especially to kids affected by Asperger's where imagination can often be elusive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a mother of boys, I too have yelled from the sidelines 'Be careful with that stick!' and then watched a child turn a twig into all manner of fantastic things. Kids will love following this adorable little piggy and his simple stick: game fishing, weightlifting, band leading, bronco riding and dragon taming. The page with piggy painting 'Starry Night' is a hoot. Charming drawings, fun adventure -- another winning celebration of childhood's imagination. If you have a 4-year-old dragonslayer... This is the book!
ValerieL 9 months ago
Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis is a wonderful book about imaginative play. It stars a little piglet and his stick. Each scene starts with someone telling the piglet to "be careful" or "watch what you're doing" with the stick. The piglet then replies that it's "not a stick", it's a sword or conductor's baton or a fishing pole, etc. It's a great book to remind us how a child's imagination works and how they can take something as ordinary as a stick from the ground and spend hours turning it into other things in their minds. For me, this book also brought back a lot of wonderful memories. My brother had such a stick (and still has it in his "childhood memories" box). On any given day it was a sword, a conductor's baton, a horse, a gun/bazooka (if we were playing G.I. Joe), a fishing pole, or anything else his imagination could come up with. Reading this book brought memories of all those fun times flooding back. I highly recommend this book! If you enjoy this one, be sure to check out the other book by this author with a similar theme - Not a Box.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The kids in my family and the kid in me have all been waiting for Not A Stick after so thoroughly enjoying Not A Box. We weren't disappointed. This new book, in what I hope will be a long series, scores really big. I don't know what those other reviewers were talking about -- Not A Stick is fun, funny, clever, heart-warming, and the pig is adorable. It's terrific, and I can't wait to read what comes next.
Stewart Richardson More than 1 year ago
this is my favorite school library book