Stick Boy

Children - Social Issues
40 Pages
Reviewed on 02/02/2018
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Stick Boy by Elizabeth Connell Lewis tells the story of Peter, who was not like any other child his age. He was a dreamer and his dreams were aided by sticks. Every time he was always holding a stick. In fact, he had a collection of them, each with its own special use. As he held his magical stick, dreams and ideas flowed through his mind. At one point he imagined he was in a faraway land. Not many people, however, understood his dreams. Too often he would be distracted and this angered his mother. When school reopened, Peter had to leave his sticks at home as they were not allowed in school. Fortunately, his new teacher was different. She could understand the need to imagine and the liberty that came with having the ability to dream.

Stick Boy by Elizabeth Connell Lewis is an inspiring book that dares us to dream, to open up our minds to imagination and to let go of the ordinary. Through the creative illustrations created by Corine van Leeuwen, Lewis guides us to go far beyond what we can see, and drop all restrictions and use our minds to create and invent. To a young reader, the book is a must-read as it opens up their mind to a world of limitless opportunities. Elizabeth Connell Lewis also helps parents and other adults to understand the importance of dreams to a young mind, and encourages parents not to prevent their children from dreaming, even of the impossible. After all, imagination is more important than knowledge as Albert Einstein once said, and as quoted in Stick Boy by Elizabeth Connell Lewis.