Stories Aloud
Publication date: 06 Jul 2017
ISBN: 9780857638618
Size: 210 x 210 mm
Length: 28 pages



A bold, beautiful picture book about learning to share.

Sharing is never easy when you’re little! This playtime, Ruby has red blocks and is going to build with them. Benji has blue blocks and is going to build with them. They both build and build, until Benji takes one of Ruby’s red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH to the floor. But, not to worry. Now Benji has red blocks, and Ruby has blue blocks, and together they build and build. But look! Here comes Guy, and Guy has GREEN blocks . . .

This stylishly illustrated, ingeniously simple picture book is set to become a classic about sharing at playtime. Featuring a cut-out block shape on the cover and a witty twist at the end.

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“A simple little story that will reinforce the idea that sharing with friends is so much more fun than playing on your own. Sharing is caring.”


“Dickson’s picture-book debut is thoughtfully illustrated and designed. Against clean, white backgrounds the mixed-media illustrations keep things simple, the children’s clothing color-coordinated with their blocks and their facial expressions clear and easy to read. The book’s shape is fittingly square, and on the eye-catching cover the title is cleverly spelled out with alphabet blocks. With its spare but preschooldrama- filled text, this attractive book makes a first-rate read-aloud.”

Jennifer M. Brabander,

“A story about the importance of sharing and how things can go better if we work together. Irene Dickinson’s Blocks has bright and engaging illustrations and a simple story of how putting all the toys together, and playing in a group, can be even more fun than playing on your own.”

“A cleverly simple book builds skills as well as towers… readers will want to share Blocks!”

– Starred review from Kirkus 

“A wonderfully simple story on the sharing theme that will surely pack a powerful punch with early years audiences; it’s a must have book for pre-school settings and families with very young children… What’s more, with its easy to read, brief text, this debut picture book is ideal for those just beginning to read for themselves.”

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