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A Rock Is Lively (Family Treasure Nature Encylopedias) Paperback – Picture Book, August 4, 2015
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"Makes geology fun and visually arresting" - Entertainment Weekly
"Another beauty from Aston and Long... Eye-catching and eye-opening." -School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Reprint edition (August 4, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1452145555
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452145556
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : IG1110L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.25 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By josie on August 30, 2018
I wish books in general were a bit cheaper because I would prefer to buy the hardcover since I know these will be used often, and even brought on nature walks most likely!
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The text reads like a textbook - a dry recitation of facts. It has many more technical and "fancy" words used when a perfectly straightforward one would do - "ingest" vs "eat", for example. And it's SO full of numbers. Every rock measurement is given in straight numbers, without reference to anything that has meaning to a child. (e.g. 1000 ft rather than X times bigger than Y, or X million years old) And the adjectives... "a rock is galactic"? What does that even mean?
The illustrations of the rocks on the endpapers are beautiful, but the ones in the book just don't quite hold up to the others in the series. The layouts are just... like... some rocks. Whereas in the others in the series, you get beautiful intricate zoomed-in pictures of plants and animals in a novel perspective.
This was not the right topic for the series, and I would recommend not buying this book. However, I really WOULD recommend buying ALL of the others!
Well written with clear and very tract ice images. A joy to read, or just 'look' throu and talk about with very young children.