Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Reading 2015 A Rock Can Be


I'm glad to see Laura Purdie Salas continue with her series of "Can Be..." books. This time she explores the ways rocks are used or found in our world. The lovely illustrations show rocks as park fountains, stepping stones, winding paths, and other artistic or practical uses. The rhyming text carries the readers from page to page as volcanoes, harvest moons, and hopscotch boards all show rocks and stones in various ways. A section in the back contains more information about each rock that is shown in the book from the "dinosaur bone" to the "sheep stopper" wall on a farm. There is also a handy glossary and a suggested list of further reading.

This would be a great book to share with younger students learning about various things found in nature, or as an introductory read-aloud for older students beginning a study of rocks and minerals.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

For more about the creators of the book, check out the websites of the author and illustrator.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing ROCK with your readers! This will be the last Can Be... book, and I feel so lucky to have done three of them with wonderful illustrator Violeta Dabija:>)