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A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in it

A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in it

Interest Age: 4+
Grade: p+
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:

Hardcover : 9781554511266, 32 pages, February 2008 , 9.25" x 9.21"
Paperback (Picture book) : 9781554511259, 32 pages, February 2008 , 9.02" x 9.03"


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 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

“Afun, touching and engaging story . . . a wonderful read-aloud book. ”

- Canadian Children's Book News, 09/08

“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

“What a wonderful book to read aloud to young children! Stinson has created another gem. ”

- Canadian Bookseller Magazine, 06/08

“A terrific read-aloud choice for story time. ”

- Resource Links, 06/08