Selling Points: "senses, imagination, synesthesia"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2004
Availability: In stock.
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.
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.
Canadian Children's Book News - October 1, 2005
"It is a pleasure to read aloud."
"Helen Flook's vibrant acrylic ink illustrations will readily appeal to children."
Resource Links - October 1, 2005
"Sheree Fitch's trademark language play makes this a great read aloud selection."
CM Magazine - October 15, 2004
"Flook's work seems to radiate the energy and magic of the rocks."
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