A Chip Off the Old Block

Author Jody Jensen Shaffer On Tour
Illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Ebook
On sale Feb 20, 2018 | 32 Pages | 978-0-698-18988-1
A plucky pebble shows true grit as he travels the country trying to find out if he fits in with any of his famous rock-formation relatives.

Rocky comes from a long line of rock stars! Uncle Gibraltar, Aunt Etna, and Great-Grandma Half Dome are just some of the legendary rock formations he calls family. It's no wonder he wants to matter in a big way too--but it's not easy trying to get a foothold. Rocky gets tossed by The Wave and driven away at Devil's Tower--but he's determined not to allow these pitfalls to chip away at his confidence. Rather than feeling crushed, he keeps on rolling, hoping to become the rock-star he knows he's meant to be.
JODY JENSEN SHAFFER is an award-winning poet and the author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including Emergency Kittens! and Prudence the Part-Time Cow, Missouri's pick for the 2017 National Book Festival and a nominee for Missouri's 2019-2020 Show Me Readers Award. Jody lives with her husband, kids, and rescue dog in Liberty, Missouri. Visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com and follow her on Twitter at @jodywrites4kids. View titles by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Daniel Miyares is the critically acclaimed author-illustrator of NIGHT OUT, which was called a "pleasure" by Publishers Weekly in a starred review, and FLOAT, which the Boston Globe called a "perfect wordless picture book." He is also the illustrator of NIGHT WALK TO THE SEA, written by Deborah Wiles, described as "majestic" by Bulletin Center for Children's Books, and THAT IS MY DREAM! a picture book version of Langston Hughes' "Dream Variation," hailed as "a must-read" by Kirkus in a starred review. He lives in Kansas with his family. Visit him on the Web at danielmiyares.com or follow him on Twitter at @danielmiyares or on Instagram at @danielmiyaresdoodles. View titles by Daniel Miyares

About

A plucky pebble shows true grit as he travels the country trying to find out if he fits in with any of his famous rock-formation relatives.

Rocky comes from a long line of rock stars! Uncle Gibraltar, Aunt Etna, and Great-Grandma Half Dome are just some of the legendary rock formations he calls family. It's no wonder he wants to matter in a big way too--but it's not easy trying to get a foothold. Rocky gets tossed by The Wave and driven away at Devil's Tower--but he's determined not to allow these pitfalls to chip away at his confidence. Rather than feeling crushed, he keeps on rolling, hoping to become the rock-star he knows he's meant to be.

Author

JODY JENSEN SHAFFER is an award-winning poet and the author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including Emergency Kittens! and Prudence the Part-Time Cow, Missouri's pick for the 2017 National Book Festival and a nominee for Missouri's 2019-2020 Show Me Readers Award. Jody lives with her husband, kids, and rescue dog in Liberty, Missouri. Visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com and follow her on Twitter at @jodywrites4kids. View titles by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Daniel Miyares is the critically acclaimed author-illustrator of NIGHT OUT, which was called a "pleasure" by Publishers Weekly in a starred review, and FLOAT, which the Boston Globe called a "perfect wordless picture book." He is also the illustrator of NIGHT WALK TO THE SEA, written by Deborah Wiles, described as "majestic" by Bulletin Center for Children's Books, and THAT IS MY DREAM! a picture book version of Langston Hughes' "Dream Variation," hailed as "a must-read" by Kirkus in a starred review. He lives in Kansas with his family. Visit him on the Web at danielmiyares.com or follow him on Twitter at @danielmiyares or on Instagram at @danielmiyaresdoodles. View titles by Daniel Miyares