Vintage "Everybody Needs A Rock" Book

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1985 “Everybody Needs a Rock” Children’s Book

Author: Byrd Baylor

Baylor's work presents images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and Native American people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

Pictures by Peter Parnell

Excerpt:

“ Everybody needs a rock.

I’m sorry for kids who don’t have a rock for a friend.

I’m sorry for kids who have only TRICYCLES, BICYCLES, HORSES, ELEPHANTS, GOLDFISH, THREE-ROOM PLAYHOUSES, FIRE ENGINES, WIND-UP DRAGONS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT-if they don’t have a rock for a friend”

32 pages

Condition: Good, glossy paperback cover