Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Written by William Steig • Illustrated by William Steig

Reviewed by Jenae H. (age 8)

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble illustration will appear here.

Sylvester was a little donkey who used to live with his father and mother. One of his hobbies was collecting pebbles. One day he found a majic pebble and by mistake turned himself into a rock. The only problem was he needed to have the pebble in his hand in order to turn him back.

My favorite of this book was when Sylvester found the pebble. He started to wish for a lot of things. The only character I didn't like in this story was the lion, because he scared Sylvester. While I was reading this book I kept wondering what would happen next.

I think this book is for anyone because it shows you to think twice before doing something. I think other kids should read this book because it's also about family love.

Jenae H. is a member in Phipps West Farms Beacon's Saturday KidzLit (2003-2004)