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By (author): Marianna Coppo
Marianna Coppo


Tundra Books



Product Form:

Board book
Board book


Children: Age (years) 3, Grade (US) P
Jun 02, 2020
$10.99 CAD


7.5in x 5.25 x 0.79 in | 0.62 lb

Page Count:

38 pages


Tundra Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Children's Literature Association of Utah Beehive Award - Children's Picture Books 2020, Nominated GoodReads Choice Award 2018, Nominated Kate Greenaway Medal 2019, Nominated
The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, this stylish board book celebrates the power of believing in yourself.

Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain…until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird’s nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she’s flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island…and, eventually, a little girl’s pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she’s a rock, and this is how she rolls!

ACCLAIMED BOOK: Petra has sold almost 15k copies LTD, and received three starred reviews from prominent US publications.

ADORABLE CHARACTER: Petra is irresistible!

PERFECT GRADUATION GIFT: A story about believing in yourself and finding your place in the world, about possibilities ahead and rolling with change.

INCREDIBLE ART: Marianna Coppo’s vibrant, understated art will appeal to both children and adults.

HUMOROUS: Petra’s unending optimism and confidence in the face of difficult situations will have readers laughing out loud.

RISING STAR: Marianna Coppo’s profile is on the rise! She has a growing online fanbase of almost 5,000 Instagram followers (and almost 7,000 followers on Behance).

WIDE APPEAL: Perfect book for multiple channels - particularly for special markets.

MORE TO COME: We have two more projects signed with Marianna - Whose Poo? (written by Daisy Bird) in Spring 2021, and an untitled picture book in Fall 2021!

MARIANNA COPPO is an author/illustrator from Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan, and now focuses on freelance illustration in Rome. She is one of the curators of Tentacoli, an independent label which specializes in fanzines and handmade products. Her debut picture book, Petra, was released to great acclaim, and received three starred reviews from prominent publications. A Very Late Story is her latest book.

Author Residence: Rome, Italy

Author Website: www.behance.net/coppomarianna

Author Social Media: Tumblr: http://mariannacoppo.tumblr.com / Twitter: @MariannaCoppo

One of Brooklyn Public Library’s Favourite Books of 2018
A Goodreads Choice Awards Picture Book Finalist

One of Book Riot’s 38 Children’s Book Gift Ideas for Clueless Grown-Ups


“Meet Petra, a smooth grey oval of possibility… a pleasantly intelligent book.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“[S]imple, smooth, and stylish… Change may be the only constant in Petra’s peripatetic existence, but her bubbly optimism is as solid as a Gibraltar.”—Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

“You’ve never seen a cuter rock…Petra’s unmitigated confidence in an unpredictable world make(s) it a keeper.” Starred Review, Booklist

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