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Pocket Rocks

by Sheree Fitch
illustrated by Helen Flook

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published: 2004
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
3 to 5
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Reading age:
3 to 5
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No matter how hard he tries, Ian Goobie can't do the things that the other children in his class can do. Then he finds a rock, a rock that fits perfectly into his pocket, a rock that touches all his senses and whisks him away into a whole other world. From then on, as long as he has a rock in his pocket, Ian Goobie can begin to cope with his daily challenges. That is until he stuffs so many rocks in his pockets that his pants fall down right outside in the schoolyard.

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The thing of it was, Ian wished every day was someplace else. Or summertime. Or Saturday. He wished he could go anyplace else but school.

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Editorial Reviews

"Flook's work seems to radiate the energy and magic of the rocks."

"Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Sheree Fitch's trademark language play makes this a great read aloud selection."

— Resource Links

"It is a pleasure to read aloud."

"Helen Flook's vibrant acrylic ink illustrations will readily appeal to children."

— Canadian Children's Book News
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About the Authors

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy As It Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

Visit her at: shereefitch.com

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Helen Flook

Helen Flook was born and grew up in the beautiful countryside of Wales. She has a Degree in Graphic Design from the Norwich School of Art. Helen has illustrated numerous children's books, including many Orca picture books and early chapter books in the Orca Echoes series. She lives and works in Abergwyngregyn, a village in Wales.
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