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Publication Order of Crab and Snail Books

Crab and Snail: The Invisible Whale (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fox & Rabbit Books

Fox & Rabbit (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fox & Rabbit Make Believe (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fox & Rabbit Celebrate (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stick and Stone Books

Stick and Stone (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Friends Forever! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stick and Stone Explore and More (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Land Shark (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate's Perfect Pet (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Small Blue Whale (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sealed with a Kiss (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squirrel's Family Tree (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarecrow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caveboy Crush (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bold, Brave Bunny (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Believe in You (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swashby and the Sea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disney The One and Only Ivan: Draw Me a Story (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tea Time (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marsha Is Magnetic (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nice Dream Truck (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Nibbling! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Beth Ferry is a popular children’s picture book author who is best known for “Stick and Stone,” a New York Times bestselling title.
Ferry has always been a huge loveR of writing as it was something of a creative outlet. She has always wondered why and how different people express their creativity. She only recently came to the realization that it was not a choice.

At its very basic level, certain things speak differently to us as compared to others. She has always marveled at the power of words and has often been enchanted by stories, sentences and words. As such, it only seemed natural that he would write.

Beth has lived and worked for most of her life in New Jersey from where she lives and writes her novels. She has said that she has lived in New Jersey for most of her life.

Besides chocolate icing and cake she is also a huge lover of churros, cream puffs of the holiday season.

When Beth Ferry first became a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she found it the perfect place to constantly remind her of her dream to become an author.

The magazines produced by SCBWI were critical as they allowed her to dip her toes into the deep mysterious depths of the writing world. She could peer down and see what was happening and use that to take the plunge.

During this time, Ferry was not friends with any other writers and had never even attended a writing conference. As such, she was basically writing with no worry that she could never get published. It was only in 2009 that she attended a writing conference, where she had brought along a 900 rhyming poem on pirates.

This was to be the first of many critical challenges and learning experiences that would result in “Stick and Stone” her debut.

Beth Ferry has always been a huge lover of words and she gets much of what she writes from the unique ways that words appear. She loves where words come from, what they mean, how they taste, what they look like and how they sound.

Ferry also loves the power and word play in words and always gets excited when she reads a great sentence. Many times she has nudged a friend to allow her to read words aloud but would then stop reading out of the blue to begin writing in the hope that she could glean some of the beauty of the author.
It does seem that the eccentricity that is found in her writing habits also finds its way in her life. She has asserted that her family owns more than 100 beach towels and no longer uses regular bath towels. As such, whenever they have guests, she can be found scrambling to find an ordinary towel that they can use.

Beth has said that if she were not writing books she would be planning intricate, insane and elaborate parties for her children. Still, being an author is a dream come true and there is nothing she will ever do that would give her the satisfaction that writing does.

“Stick and Stone” , which is the debut novel by Beth Ferry, introduces the solitary Stone and lonely Stick. When Stone is being bullied by the bully Pinecone, Stick stands up for her and from then on the two become great friends. But then Stick is sent flying by a storm and it is now up to Stone to try to rescue his best friend.

While this is Beth Ferry’s debut picture book, the author writes a novel that is full of simple rhyming text. There are just a few words on each page and this allows Tom Lichtenheld’ watercolor artwork and pencil to work their magic.

Readers will love the interplay between image and word. Narrow stick is described as the number one while the description for round Stone is the number zero. Together they create a perfect ten.

It is a noveL that would be great for kids that would benefit from a story about loyalty, friendship and bullying.

Beth Ferry’s “Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever” is an excellent follow up to the first novel of the “Stick and Stone” series. It comes with creative but simple illustrations and this is certainly one of its biggest draws.

In the pages, Ferry showcases different kinds of trees and the different sticks that can be derived from them. Most of the trees are similar but there is one leaf which makes it possible to identify that each species of tree is different from the other.

Unfortunately, Stick does not have a leaf and hence he is at a loss when he wants to know which type of tree species he came from. In the quest to get to know his family, Stone and Stick go on a journey to find his relatives. It is an arduous quest as they go far away from home and visit all manner of places.
On the journey they get scared, are lost and also befriend a pinecone who becomes a priceless guide who shows them the way back home. Ultimately, Stick realizes that his true family are those who love and stand by him and not necessarily the tree species from which he came from.

“Stick and Stone Explore and More” by Beth Ferry is a fun picture book about Stone and Stick who embark on two thrilling adventures. In the first adventure, they meet Nature Girl who is looking for something in the desert whose only description is that it starts with each letter in the English alphabet.

Initially, Stone and Stick are worried since for every letter of the alphabet she can only get one time. How is she going to pick up an item when she finds two? On the subsequent adventure Stone had been craving some fun and thrill and also some ice cream.

His dream of an adventure comes to pass as Stone and Stick soon find themselves far away from home but in a very dangerous situation that will make for some great adventure.

It is a sweet story that will touch children of different ages.

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