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If You Find a Rock
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If You Find a Rock

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by Peggy Christian, Barbara Hirsch Lember (Photographer)
 

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Think of all the rocks there are: skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks, and wishing rocks. Children can’t help collecting them. With joyful, poetic text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere—as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.

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Think of all the rocks there are: skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks, and wishing rocks. Children can’t help collecting them. With joyful, poetic text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere—as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.

Editorial Reviews

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[set star] “A work of art in every regard.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Poignant, lyrical . . . [A] gem.”—School Library Journal
“Elegant.”—The New York Times Book Review
Kirkus Reviews
With hand-colored photos of grave children holding, sitting on, or clambering over rocks, Christian (Chocolate, A Glacier Grizzly, 1997) poetically suggests picking up pebbles to see if they are skipping rocks or scraping rocks, wishing rocks or worry rocks, or perhaps just rocks with marvelous things in or under them. Lember (The Shell Book, 1997) adds muted but natural-looking tints to soften the lines in her woodsy, idyllic outdoor scenes. Like Meredith Hooper's Pebble in My Pocket (not reviewed), this suggests to children the rewards of taking closer looks at these most commonplace of natural objects. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152063542
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
86,808
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
[set star] “A work of art in every regard.”—Publishers Weekly“Poignant, lyrical . . . [A] gem.”—School Library Journal “Elegant.”—The New York Times Book Review

Meet the Author

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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If You Find a Rock 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.