A Stick Until. . . (Hardcover)
An ordinary stick lives an extraordinary life in A Stick Until... Follow the stick on a journey as it is used by a wide range of animals, dwindles in size, is lost, found, and used again. A picture book story as well as a science journal about animal tool use, A Stick Until... is full of discovery for children ages 4-8.
Creative uses of sticks range from chimpanzees catching tasty treats to birds attracting mates. A fun book to read to an inquisitive child or for use in a classroom, A Stick Until...shows the wonders of nature and the joys of imagination.
About the Author
My writing reflects an interest in connecting people to one another, and to the environment. I am the author and illustrator of the children’s picture book, A Stick Until... (Star Bright Books, July, 2017), a story that follows a stick on its journey as a tool. I also wrote and illustrated Smelling Sunshine, a story about one world doing an ordinary chore of hanging laundry (Star Bright Books, 2013). I often combine paint and paper in my narrative images, a process reminiscent of hours spent as a child making paper dolls and the stories that went with them. My illustrations have appeared throughout the San Diego Zoo, in science journals, cookbooks, and children’s magazines, and at California galleries and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. I live in a small house with a big garden that is a day spa for birds in the San Francisco Bay area. Constance Anderson
"A Stick Until... Its gorgeous illustrations are filled with reverence for the multitudes of life that inhabit our world. Coupled with scientific information, it holds up a mirror to the connectedness of life, how life nurtures itself and persists, and the ineffable magic and mystery of the natural world." Liz Cunningham, author of Ocean Country