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Painted Rocks Are Reminder Of Individuality

Posted 7/13/2017

PAINTED rocks are placed around the buffalo statue in front of the library in Burrton. PAINTED rocks are placed around the buffalo statue in front of the library in Burrton. BURRTON—Brightly painted rocks are beginning to appear at the Ruth Dole Memorial Library in Burrton. The idea for the rocks came from the book “Only One You.”

The book by Linda Kranz tells the story of a young fish who is ready to set out in the world. His parents tell him about all the different animals and fish he will meet, noting that everyone is unique.

The book’s illustrations are rocks painted as different types of fish.

This book has started a movement across the country, as children and adults are painting their own unique version and leaving a little of themselves behind.

There are still lots of rocks and paint waiting at the Burrton Library. Just stop by and you can paint your own fish to add to the collection. You can even paint a second one to take home.