‘Petra‘ is a stone, but this is no normal stone, no, this is an extraordinary stone.
She is an egg, a mountain, an island. A most surprising tale with simply stunningly illustrations.
This stone sits in the same spot day in, day out. “Nothing can move it. Not the weather, nor time. Others come to it.”
Until that is, one day when an inquisitive dog takes a fancy to the lone stone and decides to uproot Petra and move her from the spot where she always stood.
The stone is thrust into a completely new environment, but how will Petra cope in her new surroundings? And what will become of the solitary stone?
Marianna Coppo‘s subtle and understated illustrations are full of character and texture and you can’t help but take this inanimate object to your heart from the first glance at the cover.
The playful way in which perspective is used too, is very clever and provides a surprising twist in this most adorable story.
A simple yet powerful story clearly illustrating the power of perspective and the strength of our imaginations.
Petra inspired us to make our own pet rocks and encouraged us to make our very own Petra. Watch out for her coming to a shelf near you soon!