If You Find a Rockby Peggy Christian
Think of all the rocks there are--the skipping rocks, the splashing rocks, and the chalk rocks. Whether the found treasures are climbing rocks or wishing rocks, children can't help collecting them. With joyful text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere--as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.
“Poignant, lyrical . . . [A] gem.”—School Library Journal
“Elegant.”—The New York Times Book Review
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PEGGY CHRISTIAN has been a reading specialist, a bookstore manager, and a teacher of language arts and writing. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
BARBARA HIRSCH LEMBER's books for children include two nonfiction titles, A Book of Fruit and The Shell Book. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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This book has great photos, and fun explanations for different types of rocks children might find when collecting, rather than just the geology of rocks. For instance, describing a "wishing rock", a "chalk rock", etc. It will hold the interest of boys and girls, especially if they love rock hunting.
Photographs demonstrate all this things you can do with a rock such as skipping and making rings in the water. This is an excellent example of literary/ narrative non-fiction. It is also the peaceful story of actively investigating rocks. This book will fill kids with ideas of things to do with rocks, and might possibly make them want to learn even more about rocks and other related sciences. It makes a good addition to a lesson on soil, rocks, and minerals. It is definitely a hit for the outdoors type.
My 5 year old twins loved this book. Now we collect rocks whenever we go walking and try to classify what type of rock it is. Sweet, thoughtful, and perfect for the youngster interested in nature.