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Charlotte and the Rock

Written by Stephen W. Martin and illustrated by Samantha Cotterill
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An unexpected friendship forms between a girl and her pet rock in this charming story that’s perfect for fans of What Pet Should I Get?

Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Rocks can’t cuddle, fetch, or even help her eat her vegetables, but that doesn’t stop Charlotte from loving her rock as if he were real. If only he could love her back…or can he?

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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.

A story about a girl who makes the best of a somewhat disappointing situation. I found it playful and creative and enjoyed the comical twist at the end.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

When a little girl wishes for a pet, and her parents get her a rock, she chooses to look on the bright side and ends up loving her pet rock so much. Little did she, or her parents, know that the rock was actually a dinosaur egg! This book has darling illustrations to go along with its fun story and unexpected ending.

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Who Wrote Charlotte and the Rock

Who Illustrated Charlotte and the Rock

Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill is an illustrator and textile designer. Her picture book debut, No More Bows!, which she also wrote, was called “an enjoyable, repeatable read-aloud with memorable art” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. She is also the illustrator of Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen Martin, The Forever Garden by Laurel Snyder, Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! by Lisa Mantchev, and Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi. Samantha lives with her family in Upstate New York.

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March 14, 2017

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