Not a Stick
This week, we continue to think outside the box. Keep reading…
Antoinette Portis’s sequel to Not a Box is just as imaginative and engaging. Not a Stick introduces readers to a little pig and his stick. Insisting it is not just a stick, the little pig demonstrates its many uses: a fishing rod, a paintbrush, a horse, a sword to slay a dragon, and many other wonders – whatever his creativity can conjure.
The cover of Not a Stick has a background of faux wood grain, cleverly calling back to the object of the story. Following the same witty and award-winning format as Not a Box, Portis illustrates the story in simple black-line drawings with superimposed blue-line drawings that act as overlays revealing the pig’s imaginings. The illustrations are set against clean backgrounds, leaving readers with plenty of room for their own imaginations to contribute.
Not a Stick, a children’s book review by Thao Lam
Author and Illustrator Antoinette Portis
The author and illustrator is Antoinette Portis but googling her name resulted in very little information. If anyone out there has any info, please share.
I am always tickled pink when an author or an illustrator, takes time out of their busy schedule to reply to a fan mail.
“Here’s what I do: draw on paper with a soft pencil, then scan into Photoshop.”
– Antoinette Portis –
To read more on Antoinette Portis, please visit her website: www.antoinetteportis.com
Publisher HarperCollins (December 26, 2007)