Ricky, the Rock that Couldn’t Roll
Can 14 spunky rocks and one wise little ladybug help their friend learn to roll?
Get ready to meet a new rock group! From zippy, little pebbles to big strong boulders, the rocks get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, only to find that one of their friends, Ricky, can’t roll with them. Unlike all of the others, who are all round, Ricky can’t roll because he’s flat on one side.
His friends didn’t get it.
“Come roll!” they would chant.
So Ricky tried, but replied, “I’m sorry, I can’t.”
Determined not to leave their friend behind, the rocks and the ladybug set out to help Ricky roll around – one way or another. This sweet, imaginative picture book, written in verse, brings a fresh set of characters to life in a story that highlights perseverance and triumph in the face of adversity, and the power of true friendship, combining the spirit of The Giving Tree with the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss.
Targeted for children ages 4-8, this is the first of a series of books featuring the “You Rock Group” that kids are sure to cherish as they grow, and learn from through empowering, motivating and fun-to-read stories.