Stick’s Masterpiece – A free children’s book for the Creative Commons

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We’re proud to present Stick’s Masterpiece – a free children’s book for the Creative Commons (CC BY-SA).

About the Story

Cute, little Stick learns that while she may not know how to paint a masterpiece, she can do small and simple things. These small and simple things, composed over a lifetime, are what become her masterpiece. And the result is more beautiful than she could have imagined.

Sometimes challenges can make us feel scared. When we doubt ourselves, we often become too afraid to try. The secret, though, is to remember that all great things happen one small step at a time.

By small and simple things are great things brought to pass. Helaman, around 74 BC

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13 Responses to Stick’s Masterpiece – A free children’s book for the Creative Commons

  1. phyllis strickland January 15, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Will see it on the shelf in the store soon. great job

  2. Konie January 15, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Love it! You did a great job and the illustrations were great too. My kids watched it over and over. We are excited to see more.

    • Spencer Hanson January 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      Oh, fantastic! I love sharing stuff that get’s appreciated. Thanks for telling me!

  3. Jennifer Wallace February 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    This is a wonderful inspiring and whimsical book. It’s good to be reminded that things aren’t always as they appear.

  4. Alex March 23, 2013 at 12:25 am #


    So good to hear that you guys are doing great.

    The book is really cool! It goes to show that even as adults, we can still learn enjoy and learn from a children’s book. Keep it up!

    Alex D

  5. Amro Abu-Hmaidan June 15, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    great great job, I really liked it…I’m working on an Arabic website for digital story books… do you mind if we translate your story to Arabic and showed on our website (in Arabic) for free?

    • Amro Abu-Hmaidan June 15, 2014 at 9:10 am #

      Can I get the high res images without the english text 😀 ?

    • Spencer Hanson June 15, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      Please do! I’d love to see the finished translation when you’re done, and post a link to it from in a future post, if you’d like. I’ll upload the high res images without the text to Flickr right now.


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