Petra by Marianna Coppo


È una montagna? È un'isola? Qualunque cosa sia, Petra ti stupirà!

Details Petra

Release DateMay 26th, 2016
PublisherLapis edizioni
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Storytime

Reviews Petra

  • Nikki
    3.5 StarsThis is a children’s picture book that talks about ‘rolling with the punches’, and not getting flustered over what life throws at us, but rather just to roll with it. Probably a book that a few adults would find helpful as well.Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • LW
    Like a Rolling Stone **** È stato divertente sfogliare queste pagine ,alla scoperta delle mirabili avventure della piccola Petra , con le sue buffe espressioni Chi la lancia lontano , chi la raccoglie , chi la trasforma... (abbiamo preso spunti...)Un libro che vi lascerà di sasso 👀 !
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    One of the best things about childhood is being able to imagine you are anything you want to be. Petra is a rock who has a wonderful imagination. She also makes the best of whatever situation she is in. The illustrations are wonderful in this story and considering she is a rock, her facial expressions are fantastic. A great little story to read and talk about being whatever you want to be. A nice addition to a school, classroom or family library....
  • zuzqaa
    Petra is a rock and this is how she rolls.
  • Alisha
    This was amazing! I'm not just biased because my friend's D&D character is an Earth Genasi named Petra either. Highly recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Elizabeth Willis
    PETRA is. too. cute. She's a boulder, convinced of her own strength and stability. But then she's carried off by a dog, and flung away by a human, and knocked out of a bird's nest, and she becomes an insignificant pebble. Or an egg, or an island, rife with possibilities. This precious, cheeky book uses minimal text and delightful illustrations to show that just as change can be scary and frustrating, we can all undergo endless transformations, be...
  • Wayne McCoy
    'Petra' by Marianna Coppo is a book filled with imagination and a main character that is a rock. In spite of this, the character has appeal.When we meet Petra, she is a mighty, immovable mountain. Nothing can shake her. Or can it?Things are not what they seem, and Petra has to learn that life can change things up on you. Petra imagines herself as an egg and an island. With her imagination and good attitude, she really won't be shaken.Petra is a g...
  • Karen
    Perfecto para fomentar la creatividad y la imaginación de los pequeños.
  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Petra is a mountain. Of a sort. An egg. Of a sort. An island. Of a sort.Who knows what Petra is and what he will become? No one knows, not even Petra. You will love this little story of Petra's adventures, growing and changing, always excited about the future, delighting in wherever he is and wherever he goes.
  • Flavia
    This book was one of the most adorable books that I have ever read! It was short and sweet, the art was very pleasant, and there was also a good amount of humour! Actually, I found this book to be quite funny. There’s definitely something in this book for for readers of all ages. I found it to be cute, and enjoyable, and I also like that there is a hardcover option, considering that it’s a children’s book, and kids can be quite rough on the...
  • Camille Penyak
    Sooooo cute!!! 😭
  • Rosemary
    Meet Petra. She's an eternal, unmoving mountain. But, wait - a dog picks Petra up and brings her to its owner, who tosses her into a bird's nest. No worries. She's an egg, loaded with potential, once she hatches. Oops, nope... Mama Bird has returned, and tosses Petra into a lake. No problem. She's an amazing island! Oh... now, she's in a young girl's room, where she's transformed... into something new and exciting. You see, Petra isn't stressed a...
  • Louise
    Petra is a rock and this is how she rolls.Petra is the story of a rock who is underestimated by the people around her. Set in the plants she is a mountain. In the pond she is an island. She's full of potential, but people keep telling her she's a rock. A pebble. They send her flying. After every setback Petra reinvents herself to fit her new surroundings. Petra is about perspective. It is also about life's ups and downs.I loved Petra from the co...
  • HueL
    what a wonderful little book! Totally in love with the little "rock".The story is about a fun adventure of an adorable little rock defines herself, encourages herself and adapt herself. The meaning behind the story is very subtle, and one has to really take a step to think how things evolve in the story. It is fun and meaningful. Although I have to point out that the deep meaning down there is not so easily discoverable. For the "change of circum...
  • ❇Critterbee
    Meet Petra. Petra's imagination is as big as the sky. Join her on her journey through everything that she inspires to be...A very timely story and a timely theme, with the recent return of the popularity of rock painting.The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is short and sweet.*eARC Netgalley*
  • Rebecca
    What is Petra? A rock? An egg? A mountain? This picture book's ultra simple illustrations have a texture and deadpan comedy that echoes Jon Klassen; it has lots of imaginative possibilities, including flannel board adaptation and connection to a rock painting program.
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    Just wonderful.
  • Kendal
    This is absurdly cute. Petra’s facial expressions are A+.
  • Garrett
    Dream big, even if you're just a rock. But if you're a rock then you can't it...
  • Ceillie
    I was suckered in by Petra's adorable cover art and humorous premise. Honestly, it delivered on everything it promised.
  • Michelle
    I thought this was really cute. Rock really had a good attitude at the end. Great book on perspective and making the best with what you have and looking forward to new adventures.
  • Lori
    How we see ourselves isn't always how the world sees us. This becomes amusingly clear in this fun book where we not only learn that lesson but also how we might go with the flow when that sense is shaken up.I think I liked it better than the kids I read it to did.
  • Sara Weather
    (received from netgalley for review)Art: Simple white with not a lot of stuff in the background which (I think) is meant for reader to focus on PetraStory: It was okay. It went by fast I felt. Petra and the art is cute.
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    What a cute book about a rock that moves through life making the best of whatever situation she is in. She starts off as a mountain, then an egg, then an island and so on. Happy to be whatever comes her way, Petra is excited for each new opportunity that crosses her path. The illustrations are adorable and Petra’s facial expressions are so simple yet revealing. So much thought is shown using a single line for her mouth. Great children’s book!
  • Erin
    Who knew rocks could be adorable? This one sure manages it. A wonderful read about the power of imagination.I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Storywraps
    This is Marianna Coppo's debut book. What a delightful little tale she spins. Petra is an adorable rock who is literally between a rock and a hard place. You see she never knows what is going to happen to her, where she may end up, or what she may end up becoming. She takes all of her experiences of morphing with a positive and adventurous attitude. She is a smooth, egg-shaped rock and nothing can move her, not the wind, not time and she cannot g...
  • Kelly
    #Petra2020(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.)Petra is a giant, magnificent boulder: home to villages, witness to millennia of evolution, immobile and indestructible.Or is she an egg, temporary protector of a fire-breathing dragon or a dapper baby penguin?Or perhaps she is an island, a lush tropical paradise unto herself?Maybe she's all of the above, at various points in...
  • Ellie Labbett
    Petra is an optimistic character who embraces the possibility of change and turns it into a positive. Petra's attitude alters her perspectives and outcomes, she quite literally 'rolls' with whatever life throws at her, uses obstacles to her advantage and proves herself to be adaptable and resilient. This is certainly a message that children can take on board during times when life is altering and there are difficulties with accepting these adjust...