Book cover of Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Ignite Imagination with a Stick

In this story, the pig uses a stick to fight dragons, conduct an orchestra and go fishing. It's amazing what a stick can be when it's not a stick.

Prompting questions:

  • What else could be made with this stick?
  • What would you want to make with this stick?
  • Why can a stick become so many different things?
  • Have you ever used your imagination to make something wonderful from a stick?
  • Educators, are there other books in your collection that could be used for this type of imaginative thinking?