Petra (Hardcover)

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A self-confident rock is sure of his immovability and stature when along comes... Well, I won't be the one to spoil how this delightful story unfolds. For fans of They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel, or anyone else, really, you can't miss with this one!

— From Nicole


The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself.

Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird's nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she's flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl's pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she's a rock, and this is how she rolls.

About the Author

MARIANNA COPPO is an author/illustrator from Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan, and now focuses on freelance illustration in Rome. She is one of the curators of Tentacoli, an independent label which specializes in fanzines and handmade products. Petra is her first picture book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780735262676
ISBN-10: 0735262675
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Pages: 48
Language: English