Petra is a mountain, silent and unmoving. She is a weather-worn pebble tumbling through a singing stream. She has been many things, hidden and visible, majestic and small. She is the scaffold for a universe of your imaginings, the steadfast keeper of your make-believes.— Margaret
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.
One of Brooklyn Public Library’s Favourite Books of 2018
A Goodreads Choice Awards Picture Book Finalist
One of Book Riot’s 38 Children’s Book Gift Ideas for Clueless Grown-Ups
PRAISE FOR Petra:
"Meet Petra, a smooth grey oval of possibility… a pleasantly intelligent book." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"[S]imple, smooth, and stylish… Change may be the only constant in Petra’s peripatetic existence, but her bubbly optimism is as solid as a Gibraltar." --Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly
"You've never seen a cuter rock... Petra's unmitigated confidence in an unpredictable world make(s) it a keeper." --Starred Review, Booklist