“A rock is a rock.
It’s sand, pebble, stone.
Each rock tells a story,
a tale all its own.”
I love Laura Purdie Salas’s “can be” series (Water Can Be, A Leaf Can Be) so I was excited to see a new book about rocks. What fun! A rock can be a mountain, a fountain, a skimmer, a trimmer.
What I like love about this book: Laura’s lyrical writing. The wonderful examples of what a rock can be. The invitation to go out and see for ourselves, to discover what else a rock can be.
I also love the back matter – four pages in which Salas explains how rocks are used to make fountains and play games, and how rocks are formed deep within the earth and erupt as lava. I love that there’s a glossary and further reading (including a Rock and Minerals guide). What fun!
Head over to Archimedes Notebook for some beyond-the-book activities.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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