The Stone Hatchlings by Sarah Tsiang

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A child's imagination takes flight.

When Abby finds two warm, round stones in the backyard, she "adopts" them, pretending they're unhatched birds. She lovingly builds them a cozy nest and watches over them constantly until one day she imagines that with a crick and a crack, the stones hatch to reveal two gray chicks. With a flourish of her paintbrush, Abby colors the birds yellow, blue, and green, and proceeds to take excellent care of them.

Then the make-believe birds stop singing. Soon they also stop eating, and when they start to lose their feathers Abby realizes it is time to let them go. She waves goodbye as they fly off. But every morning, two new birds appear at the window and sing to Abby.

As in their bestselling book, A Flock of Shoes, this gifted author-illustrator team captures perfectly the whimsical imagination of a small child for whom anything is possible.


About Sarah Tsiang

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In addition to the highly acclaimed picture book A Flock of Shoes, Sarah Tsiang and Qin Leng are the creators of Dogs Don't Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know. Sarah, who is also a poet, lives in Kingston, Ontario, while Qin, an award-winning animator and illustrator, lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Published June 21, 2012 by Annick Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Little Abby and her cute dog find two heavy eggs in the backyard.

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Stone Hatchlings

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Her young readers will enjoy watching her bring stones to life as birds, only to set them free and focus her creativity elsewhere.

Sep 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Stone Hatchlings

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