Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Summary: Stick and Stone are all alone until one day when Stick sticks up for Stone against the bullying Pinecone. They become best friends, exploring the world together, until one day a hurricane blows them apart. Fortunately, Stone finds his friend, stuck head-down in a puddle, and is able to affect a rescue (“You rock, Stone,”). Together, they make a perfect 10. Recommended for preschool – grade 3.
Pros: A delightful story of friendship. The illustrations perfectly complement the rhyming text.
Cons: I would have liked to see some redemption for Pinecone. It is merely hinted at on the last page.