Appearing in Tent #2 | 1:00 pm
About the author
Jay Miletsky is a reformed marketing entrepreneur who has shifted his focus to the far more challenging and exciting world of children’s book writing. He is the best-selling author of Ricky, The Rock That Couldn’t Roll, The Bear and The Fern, Patrick Picklebottom, and many others. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Amanda, daughter Bria, and son Oakland who are the inspirations behind his books.
MFOB featured book: Ricky, the Rock that Couldn’t Roll
From zippy little pebbles to big strong boulders, the rock friends get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, only to find that one of their friends, Ricky, can’t roll with them. Unlike all the other rocks, who are all round, Ricky can’t roll because he’s flat on one side. Determined not to leave their friend behind, the rocks set out to help Ricky roll—one way or another.
Ricky, The Rock That Couldn’t Roll is a sweet, imaginative picture book, written in verse. It brings a fresh set of characters to life in a story that highlights perseverance and triumph in the face of adversity as well as the power of true friendship. It combines the spirit of The Giving Tree with the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss.
Targeted for children ages 3-11, this is the first of a series of books featuring the “You Rock Group” that kids are sure to cherish as they grow and to learn from through empowering, motivating and fun-to-read stories.