A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in it
Celebrated children’s writer Kathy Stinson explores “what’s-in-what” concepts for young children.
With a chorus of questions that encourage interaction, children will delight in playing with the language of spatial relationships, from a pocket holding treasure to a spoon with a face reflected in it.
For one little girl, a day on the farm is full of familiar sights that lead to the unexpected. The barn has a horse in it … just like a house can have a “me” in it. A sock can’t have a head it in, but it can have a toe in it. A pond can even have a splash in it. Best of all, when Mommy comes home, she has a blanket that has a wiggle in it–a brand new baby.
Joining charming pictures and a satisfying story with language-learning ideas, A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It will hold the attention of parents and children alike.
“The story is satisfyingly circular. [The] soft and sweet illustrations tell a story of their own. The conclusion is clear: your shelves should have this book on it!”- Foreword Reviews, 04/08
“A terrific read-aloud choice for story time. ”- Resource Links, 06/08
“A likely bedtime book . . . sure to prompt kids to play the same game in their own homes. ”- The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, 09/08
“Will surely be appreciated by anyone reading . . . aloud to a pre-school classroom or (to) new readers. ”- CM Reviews, 05/08
“A lovely circular tale . . . [that] nicely reflects the stream of consciousness, the assertions and questions of the very young . . . Frothy, ming watercolours keep time with the story. ”- The Globe and Mail, 05/31/08
“Afun, touching and engaging story . . . a wonderful read-aloud book. ”- Canadian Children's Book News, 09/08
“What a wonderful book to read aloud to young children! Stinson has created another gem. ”- Canadian Bookseller Magazine, 06/08