Skink on the BrinkAuthor Lisa Dalrymple Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo ISBN 9781554552313 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date May 31, 2013 Size 286 x 222 mm
Stewie is a very special skink — he has a beautiful blue tail which gives him a superpower against his enemies. Stewie loves singing his songs and rhymes as he dashes around his home. But as he grows up his beautiful blue tail starts to turn grey — he can't call himself Stewie the Blue anymore! And without his rhymes, his home by the pond doesn't feel as special either.
"I'm Stewie the Blue!" he'd shout over the pond. And he would make up little songs as he darted through the woods.
It really is true-y.
I like to eat crickets and centipedes chewy.
A new Tell-Me-More Storybook about self-esteem, change, and growing up. Includes non-fiction back matter with bonus information and activities.
Click here www.fitzhenry.ca/Skink-on-the-Brink to go to Stewie's web page with cool Activity Sheets, Colouring Pages, and photos of a skink.
is the author of the picture book If It's No Trouble…a Big Polar Bear. She lives in Fergus, Ontario with her husband and three children.
Suzanne Del Rizzo
creates dimensional illustrations using plasticine and sometimes polymer clay. She lives with her family near Toronto, Ontario.
"There is a strong message in this book for readers about loving oneself but also accepting that one will change as one grows up. This change does not make anyone less special, but one may have to look a little harder to find what his or her new special qualities and features are. The story is not overly didactic though; instead, it is a warm, realistic expression of how a young person might feel when facing change s/he did not necessarily expect. The plasticine illustrations in this book, in the style of Barbara Reid, are beautiful. In particular, the detail in them is impressive. They are a joy for adults and children alike to explore. "Skink on the Brink is a great book. The story and illustrations are rich and interesting, and the added information and activities at the back of the book enrich the experience of reading this book. It would be a good purchase for all libraries."
Highly Recommended. **** / 4
-- CM Magazine
Winner of The Writers' Union of Canada's Writing for Children Award
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) winner of the annual Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards-Canada, 2014
Rainforest of Reading Award nominee, 2014
On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013 (starred selection)
Also available as an eBook in the following formats. Our web site is not set up to sell eBooks. Our eBooks are available at most major vendors:
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Click here to go to Stewie’s web page with cool Activity Sheets, Colouring Pages, and photos of a skink.
Click here to see a recipe for Stewie the Blueys Christmas Chewies.
Below is a YouTube video of author Lisa Dalrymple reading from Skink on the Brink for World Read Aloud Day.