If Rocks Could Sing
By Leslie McGuirk
Tricycle Press, 2011. Unpaged picture book.
If Rocks Could Sing is a fun new picture book for fans of Food for Thought by Saxton Freymann. Leslie McGuirk has been collecting unusual rocks along the shore for years. This book is a whimsical presentation of her collection, including rocks in the shape of every letter of the alphabet. There are shapes to accompany every letter, from rabbits to noses, and even a question mark. Some pages have added props which add more color and whimsy to the selection. Overall, this is a cute and imaginative concept. It's a good selection for reading one on one, especially to help children who are just learning their letters.