Join a lovable group of rock friends (and one wise little ladybug), on a funny, heartwarming adventure about the importance in believing in yourself.
When Tess, a tin foil ball, rolls onto the hill and meets Marvin, Ricky and the rest of the rocks, she immediately worries that she’s too different from everyone else:
"Do you want to play?" asked Parker and Kai.
"No thanks," whispered Tess. "I'm just rolling on by.
I'm sure that you've noticed I don't really fit in -
I'm not even a rock, I'm just made of tin.
I'm not smooth and solid, and I'm not strong like you...
I'm a tin foil ball - there's not much I can do.”
But when the rocks go looking for a lost pebbles and get lost in the woods, it's up to Tess to save the day, as she realizes that everyone has value, and even a tin ball can be a rock star!
From the author of the best selling Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll, The Masterpiece and The Bear and the Fern, comes this sweet and endearing story about friendship, teamwork and self-worth.
Combining the spirit of The Giving Tree with the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss, Tess, the Tin is ideal for both boys and girls, ages 3-8, and grades K-3. This latest story featuring the "You Rock Group" is a book that kids are sure to cherish as they grow, and ask to read over and over again!