We love Not a Box, the first book in this series by Antoinette Portis. We own it. We read it all the time. So Bee and C were excited to see another book by Ms. Portis, Not a Stick.
Not a Stick is about a little pig playing with a stick. Each spread shows this pig using his stick in a different way. "Look where you're going with that stick."
"What stick?" answers the little pig. Holding his stick in one hand, he imagines he is the leader of a marching band.
Or he imagines he is fishing off a pier, using his stick as a fishing pole. Other spreads show the little pig as a weightlifter, or fighting a fire breathing dragon.
Such a simple idea turned into such a beautiful little book. I love any book that encourages a child's imagination, and what child doesn't like to play with a stick? Or an empty box?