The Stack (Hardcover)
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From the creator of The Box Turtle comes a clever and stunningly illustrated bedtime story about doing (and building!) whatever it takes to reach for the stars
Luna begins her stack with a single chair. But it's not quite tall enough. So she adds a stool, then some books . . . and her bed . . . and before she knows it, she's thrown a pile of plates, a bathtub (currently occupied), and a whale up there too. And yet the stack still isn't tall enough. Finally, after she flings and slings bigger and wackier things into the stack, and then climbs and stretches just so, she is able to reach into the sky for just what she wants: a star of her own to use as a night-light!
About the Author
Vanessa Roeder is an author and illustrator whose work has been featured in Highlights magazine and on Apartment Therapy. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three kids.
★ "Roeder has written and illustrated a fun story about a young girl’s fear of the dark—and how she uses her imagination to soothe her fear. Using shifting perspective in the illustrations to emphasize just how high Luna has to climb, the colorful artwork captures the creativity and movement of her tossing funny, unexpected objects onto the stack. The text and art take on a momentum and direction, moving readers along, up, and down, and all around." —School Library Journal, starred review
"This fanciful picture book has a charming nighttime setting made of intricate mixed-media art, and Roeder’s night sky is resplendent with multi-colored stars and a glowing crescent moon. Rhyming verse gives this story a lulling, peaceful effect, but viewers will have a lot to watch for in background details." —BCCB
"Roeder’s mixed-media art combines a miniaturist’s precision with a playful sense of scale and perspective. Readers can fully appreciate every item Luna employs to reach her goal, and see how her achievement stacks up against her diminutive, footed-pajama stature." —Publishers Weekly