Brendan Wenzel’s A Stone Sat Still

h1 November 6th, 2019 by jules


The Horn Book has posted my review of Brendan Wenzel’s A Stone Sat Still (Chronicle, August 2019). That is here, if you’re so inclined to read it.

And today here at 7-Imp are some spreads from the book.



“and it sat where it sat / with the water, grass, and dirt
and it was as it was / where it was in the world.”

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“And the stone was rough / and the stone was smooth”
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“and the stone was green / red / purple / and blue.”
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“and the stone was a feel / and the stone was a smell”
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“a danger / a haven / a story / a stage.”
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A STONE SAT STILL. Copyright © 2019 by Brendan Wenzel. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

2 comments to “Brendan Wenzel’s A Stone Sat Still

  1. I cannot WAIT to buy this for the BookNiece… who is all of six months old now, and doesn’t need me buying ahead – but I LOVE all that I’ve read/seen/heard about this one – it’s so gorgeous. And how many books do we get to read about being still in a world that moves around us, and being what we are?

  2. story by Daniel Bernstrom with pictures by Brendan Wenzel is a read aloud treasure. It’s a triumphant entry in the folklore family sure to be requested repeatedly. I know listeners are going to be joining in with the repetitious phrases. Can’t you just see this performed as a reader’s theater? I know I can. To discover more about Daniel Bernstrom and Brendan Wenzel please follow the links attached to their names to access their websites. Brendan Wenzel has some interior images displayed. Julie Danielson, author, reviewer and blogger at

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