A Rock Is Lively
From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient and A Nest Is Noisy comes this 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…
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2 authors picked A Rock Is Lively as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
This is a lovely, lyrical book that mixes poetic language and hard scientific facts. And it’s all supported with some of the most beautiful art I’ve ever seen in a picture book. The spread describing comets, meteorites, and asteroids is particularly wonderful. The book is part of a series that also includes: An Egg is Quiet, A Seed is Sleepy, and A Butterfly is Patient.
What child has not picked up a rock to collect, examine, or play with? Rocks are abiotic -- nonliving –elements of nature that are essential parts of any ecosystem. Without rocks and soil, living things could not grow. This book uses lyrical language and expository text to explore the wonder of one of childhood’s most common nature playthings. Use this book to explore the abiotic aspects of nearby nature.
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