If we asked you to name a pair of friends from literature, television, or film, you could probably list ten off the top of your head. The ones that come to mind are best friends that transcend the entertainment platform they live in, embodying the characteristics of true friendship. The characters and their friendship sticks with you long after the book is over and the television show or movie has finished. Now, meet Stick and Stone who will join the ranks of memorable best friends.


About the book:

When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair become fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?

Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare.

In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.


The friendship of these two endearing characters builds as the story goes on. They overcome obstacles, separation, and most importantly they are there for one another in times of need.

Friendship Rocks

Behind the Scenes:

Check out Tom Lichtenheld’s story behind the picture book! Go behind the picture book and see how the illustrations began and which ones didn’t make it into the book:



About the Author:


Beth Ferry loves to wander, explore and mainly laze on the shore, but only in the summer. She enjoyed writing Stick and Stone so much that she’s decided to stick with writing picture books. She lives with her husband and three children by the beach in New Jersey.

What’s the best thing about Beth Ferry’s job? Find out in her Q&A:


About the Illustrator:

Tom Lichtenheld makes books for children and people who used to be children. He’s been fortunate to work with many talented writers, editors, and publishers who’ve helped him enjoy the best job in the whole wide world. Learn more at tomlichtenheld.com.

What’s Tom Lichtenheld’s favorite word? Find out in his Q&A:


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