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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2004
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Pocket Rocks

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Helen Flook

tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, special needs

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.

About the Authors
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

Helen Flook was born and grew up in the beautiful countryside of Wales. She has worked as an excavator and illustrator on a number of archaeological digs in Britain, France and Germany. She also worked for The Royal Society for the Protection of. In 1995, she moved with her husband and son to Canada. In 2005, Helen and her family returned to Wales and she now lives and works from a beautiful village called Abergwyngregyn.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 8
p to 3
Reading age:
4 to 8
Editorial Reviews

"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

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

"Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

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