If You Find a Rock

If You Find a Rock

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152063542
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 65,544
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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[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

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If You Find a Rock 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
billsearth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for nurturing and sharing a child's discovery of the outdoor world. The book should work for kids as young as two or as old as ten, and probably beyond
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.