A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It

Illustrated by Deirdre Betteridge
Published by Annick Press

A day on the farm, exploring some unexpected ‘what’s in what’ ideas.

Age Level

Pre-school to grade 1

Curriculum Connections

Farm, animals, new baby, language, predictable text


Make your own book or mural about things that can go into other things.


This is a charming concept book that also serves as a story for young children experiencing a new sibling.

School Library Journal, September 2008

The combination of mild adventure and cozy wind-down makes this a likely bedtime book as well as a title that’s sure to prompt kids to play the same game in their own homes.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Sept. 2008

What a wonderful book to read aloud to young children! Stinson has created another gem…

Canadian Bookseller Magazine, (Volume 2—2008)

A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It

Learn More

Read how Grade 1 students in Chilliwack responded to Kathy’s reading of this book.

Read how Kathy came to have a surprising treasure in her pocket.


Winner of Canadian Library Association Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award

Winner National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products Honors Award

Shortlisted for Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award

Resource Links "Year's Best" Picture Book

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection

A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It is out of print, but you may be able to obtain a copy from your public library or a used book dealer.