Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

This book is fabulously beautiful. I am not a geologist, so I am not sure if this book could have been written better or is the best thing ever. But I do know that the beauty of this book pulls kids in. And if kids look at this book, they will probably learn at least one new thing. And....mission accomplished. 

It is an impressive feat to take something as ancient and potentially boring as rocks, and make a marvelous book out of it. Aston and Long have paired up for several books about nature, all of which are gorgeous. Sylvia Long is amazing. 


Beginning of the book, all these lovely, nameless rocks.


The colors are so vibrant!

Explaining how rocks come to be.

Lapis Lazuli recipe. 
I just like the name Lapis Lazuli. And the color. 

Ayres Rock is the biggest rock in the world. 

Woah! We need more rocks like this in life. 

All the things we use that are made from rocks.

Rocks being lively. 

And then, at the end, all the rocks are labeled. I guess once you have looked through the book, you are then qualified to know the names of all these rocks. 

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