Rock and Vole

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Vole begins each day with a light workout. A snack of pumpernickel bread, raisins, and stinky cheese follows, and when she goes to bed, she always sleeps on the left side. Surprisingly, one day, she wakes up feeling adventurous and decides to go on a journey. Despite having a perfect plan, Vole encounters an unexpected road block on her trip––an enormous rock. She pleads for it to move, to kindly find somewhere else to go, but it doesn’t budge. Once she realizes it can be used for good, her perspective changes, and through it all, she finds an unlikely companion.

Rock and Vole is a precious story about the importance of flexibility and being able to climb out of one’s comfort zone in order to adjust and grow. On a smaller but notable scale, it’s also about attitude. The illustrations and words are laced with hilarity. Vole’s inability to adapt to her circumstances when she has so many obvious, viable options will have readers laughing hysterically. The pictures are vibrant, filled with an array of bright colors and emotional expressions. They add volumes to the overall quality and richness of the text, making this a prime pick for children ages four to eight.

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Author Jennifer Sattler
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 15-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781534111035 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category Children's