A Stick and a Stone

Book Author & Illustrator Sarina Dickson & Hilary Jean Tapper 
Rights Available World excl. NZ and Turkish

A stick, a stone, a feather, a bone…

Come exploring with our campers as they spot treasures along the track to their campsite. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the cheeky kea along the way! But what happens when the curious campers take a wrong turn?

About the Author
Sarina Dickson
 is a number 1 bestselling writer, artist and educator. She has enjoyed a varied and creative working life, which has led to connections and collaborations with experts in publishing, mental health and wellness, education, illustration, printing, video production, public art, book design, disaster relief and tertiary research. Her writing has been highly commended in the Scribbles Creative Writing Awards. You can find Sarina on Instagram @Creating_In_The_Cracks

Hilary Jean Tapper is a New Zealand based illustrator, creative arts therapist and doll maker. She has drawn, painted and aspired to illustrate for picture books since she was a child. Hilary’s grandfather, Garth Tapper, was a New Zealand painter and inspired her from her earliest years to pursue the arts. She works with watercolour, ink and pencil, and loves to draw children and nature.


Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand


250 x 250mm



Picture Book

Age range
0-5 years

Publication Date
September 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ and Turkish

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It inspired us to go outside and do a nature treasure hunt. Something in this gorgeous book for everyone!


Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and A Summery Saturday Morning, this beautifully illustrated story will delight parents and children alike. 3+

Scorpio Books

A wonderful tale to share with the little family members in shared reading times that will encourage observations of the world around them.

Sue Reid, Paper Plus Masterton

Cute and energetic.

Lucy Black, Read NZ

Top Recommendations - a lovely rhythm and is a great read-aloud.

The Sapling