Ricky the Rock is back and starring in a brand new adventure! When Ricky’s school teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story using rhymes, Ricky begins to panic – he doesn’t know how to rhyme! How will he ever write a lyrical story?
Ricky loves all of his classes in school. But when his Reading and Writing teacher assigns the class an assignment to write a story using words that rhyme, Ricky gets worried:
Ricky felt lost – his head started to spin.
So he turned ’round to talk to his friend, Tess the Tin.
“Rhyming’s confusing,” Ricky said with a frown.
But Tess said, “Cheer up, and don’t look so down.
You just need some practice – you’ll figure it out!
You’ll learn how to rhyme – I haven’t a doubt.”
As Ricky and Tess leave school for the day, Tess is determined to help her friend learn how to rhyme. Will Ricky figure it out? Will he be able to complete his school assignment? You’ll never guess how this story ends!
This clever, hysterical picture book, written in verse (of course!), brings fan favorites Ricky the Rock and Tess the Tin, together in a story that is fun to read, with a powerful lesson about the importance of trying.
Combining the spirit of The Giving Tree with the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss, Ricky the Rock that Just Couldn’t Rhyme is destined to be a favorite among children, teachers and parents alike.
Targeted for children ages 3-11, and grades K-3, this is the next book in the “You Rock Group” collection by Mr. Jay, author of Ricky, the Rock that Couldn’t Roll, The Bear and the Fern, Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book, and many others.