Knot Cannot (Hardcover)
A pun-packed look at friendship, jealousy, and being yourself
Knot is a piece of rope who longs to do the same things as Snake. Snake can slither and swim and hiss. Sadly, Knot cannot! But when Snake finds herself in a pickle, Knot discovers there's one thing he can do that Snake cannot. Knot can knot--a lot!
With wordplay a-plenty, this uproarious read-a-loud encourages readers to find--and celebrate!--whatever it is they do best.
About the Author
Tiffany Stone is a Canadian children's book author. She studied creative writing at the University of British Columbia and has worked at a music school, a bakery, and an animal hospital. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, with her family. She has published books in Canada, but this is her US debut.
Mike Lowery is an author, artist, and an avid collector of weird bits of knowledge. He's illustrated dozens of books for kids, including the popular Gingerbread Man is Loose in the School series, and How to Be a T. Rex. Mike lives with his wife and two kids in Atlanta, Georgia.
2021 Gryphon Honor Book
"Goofy, diagrammatic cartooning plays along, with lots of comically emphatic hand-drawn annotations and commentary (“TOO WIDE HA HA!” reads a key note that leads up to the rescue). In the talented, sublimely silly hands of Stone (Tallulah Plays the Tuba) and Lowery (the Kid Spy series), the question 'What do I have to offer the world?' seems far less knotty." —Publishers Weekly
"The high color contrast design and goofy, thickly lined figures make for easy viewing . . . The true value, however, is in the playful literacy lesson, with the repetition of the 'ot' sound giving the book a helpful rhyming foundation for beginning readers, while other words provide a sophistication that will test more savvy readers’ skills." —BCCB
"A deliciously relentless barrage of punnery and other wordplay." —Booklist
"With its repetition, consonance, and homophones, this tale is a fun way for students to build word comprehension . . . This humorous read-aloud will help young readers untangle some tricky vocabulary words and teach them valuable lessons about finding confidence in one’s abilities." —School Library Journal