A Rock Can Be…
A rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and help a chicken digest its feed!
Rocks–boring? No way! Rhyming text and glowing illustrations show some of the cool ways rocks decorate and strengthen the world. From the tallest mountain to tiny grains of sand on a beach, from the molten lava of a volcano to the cool “ice” of a diamond, rocks come in so many forms. Take a new look at all the things a rock can be!
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator: Violeta Dabija
Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2015
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Reviews & More
* SLJ review: “Simple rhymes and verses relate various aspects of a rock, explaining how it can be used as “a hopscotch marker” or as a “fire sparker.” Listeners meanwhile absorb delicious synonyms and adjectives for a rock that they may have originally thought of as an ordinary object.”
* Booklist review: “…this beautiful picture book makes an excellent classroom read-aloud, challenging children to puzzle out the ideas in the poetic phrases and to broaden their thinking about rocks.“
* Kirkus review: “The economy of language and breadth of imagination suggests a broad audience for this wide-ranging and inventive exploration.”
- Planning a storytime? Check out this fun craft and rock-related book recommendations from the National Library Board of Singapore:
* Pinterest board for educators with many more reviews and classroom activities
A 2-day, multi-activity rock unit from educator Andy Plemmons, incorporating research, observation, and creativity! Great photos and student videos.
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