Sticks vs. Stones


By Rosanne L. Kurstedt

By Agnes Saccani

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Best friends discover that working together is more fun than being right in this hilarious picture book about a playdate gone wrong.
Sticks or stones? When best friends George and Georgina disagree over which is better, their argument escalates to shouts of "I don't want to be your friend!" "No, I don't want to be your friend!", until two new friends show them a better way. As they argue, George and Georgina build grander and grander structures, resulting in delightfully whimsical depictions of castles and thrones built from sticks and stones. Perfect for kick-starting conversations about considering someone else's point of view, and packed with wonderfully expressive characters and the humorously overblown emotions of a childhood fight, this picture book makes for a laugh-out-loud story time experience.

On Sale
Mar 12, 2024
Page Count
32 pages

Rosanne L. Kurstedt

About the Author

Rosanne Kurstedt, PhD, is currently the Assistant Regional Advisor of the New Jersey Chapter of the SCBWI. When not writing children’s books, she’s an adjunct professor at Hunter College and the Associate Director of READ East Harlem/Hunter College. She’s the author of 100+ Growth Mindset Comments (Newmark Learning, 2018) and co-author of Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models (Scholastic, 2000). Additionally, Rosanne is the founder of The Author Experience, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the literacy growth of students in communities facing economic challenges.

Agnes Saccani has had creative passions and hobbies since childhood, including drawing, crafts, and photography. She picked up digital illustration as a hobby a few years ago and soon found her childish soul drawn to the world of children's books. Agnes pulls inspiration from cartoons, animated movies, childhood memories, nature, and art. Her style features cute and funny characters that help kids fall in love with books. Agnes is from Hungary and resides in Italy.

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