Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. From the Egyptian pyramids to Roman roads, from the diamond ring on your finger to the pebbles under your feet'rocks are everywhere!
|Series:||Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2|
|Product dimensions:||9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)|
|Lexile:||540L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Author Bio The late Roma Gans was a
co-founder of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series.
How Do Birds Find Their Way?,
illustrated by Paul Mirocha, is one of her many titles.
Illustrator BioHolly Keller is also the
illustrator of From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer and Who Eats What? by Patricia Lauber. She lives in West Redding, CT.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book describes the characteristics of many different types of rocks. This book could be best used in a research project for students¿ grades 2nd through 5th. This book could be a great read aloud book when teaching about different types of rocks for a science class.
Detailed book about rocks and where they can be found. Illustration is very good and well presented for children.
I like this book. The author tries to cover a lot of ground. The geology is pretty good. One misleading statement concerns igneous rocks. The reader is lead to believe igneous rocks are formed from magma beneath the ocean floor when most geologists believe most magma and volcanos form at continental plate edges although some does form at oceanic ridges. Most magma, and rocks formed from magma, does not reach the surface, a fact not covered here due to the short length of the book. The illustration on page 8 and 9 should use the phrase sediment instead of crust. Many would confuse the word crust in this illustration to mean the earth's crust which is rock.Other than these details, I like the book. Describing the science of geology along with rock collecting seems a good way to foster learning and appreciation of both the outdoor world and science.The book is targeted at primary school age kids and I agree with that age bracket. This is a good book for children.
This book is great. I did a rock unit (which led to a soil unit, which led to a plant unit, which led to a harvest unit for Fall/Thanksgiving). This book encouraged us to do our very own rock hunt, on which we carried the book as a reference. Communicates very good information in a way that preschoolers can understand. Went VERY well with our unit