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A Rock Is Lively

A Rock Is Lively


A Rock Is Lively

ratings:
4/5 (14 ratings)
Length:
50 pages
9 minutes
Released:
Aug 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781452120072
Format:
Book

Description

From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading.
Released:
Aug 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781452120072
Format:
Book

About the author

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.


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  • (5/5)
    Like the other wonderful books by these collaborators, this introduction to rocks and minerals features beautiful, lavish illustrations and great information.
  • (4/5)
    Absolutely beautiful illustrations. A great book for a child with an interest in geology!
  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    We really love this series, the pictures are beautiful, but I was not thrilled with this title. Parents who would prefer that their children not be exposed to nudity (including "artistic") be warned that this book contains a picture of Michelangelo's David.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Sigh. This book is so beautiful and has a simple main text with additional information on each spread, making it a great choice to share with kids. It includes interesting facts, giving young readers a basic overview of geology and how rocks are used by people and animals. However, there are no sources cited, which breaks my heart. :(

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    If you want Astonishingly Amazingly Beautiful in a children's book, look no further than the writing/illustrating team of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long. A Rock is Lively is Aston and Long's fourth joint effort following the success of An Egg is Quiet, A Seed is Sleepy, and A Butterfly is Patient. I knew this would be a lovely book, but I'd almost despaired of obtaining a copy in time to evaluate it for the Cybils when my librarian friend surprised me with the book last week. I hope you'll forgive me for loving this book best of the series as my husband is a longtime rockhound and gem cutter. I've seen a lot of beautiful rocks and a lot of beautiful rock books, but I must say that I've never seen more beautiful rocks in a more beautiful rock book. And not only is it beautiful, but it explains rocks better than any other rock book for children that I've read.Fabulous. It will not disappoint.