by Laura Purdie Salas
illustrations by Violeta Dabija
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2015 by Millbrook Press
At first one might think a rock is one of the most boring and uninteresting creations. This simple yet beautiful book is sure to change that opinion. The wonderful illustrations combine with flowing, rhyming text to tell of many things rocks can be and do.
My favorite line in the whole book is:
A rock is a rock,
our Earth in your hand.
Our world's full of rocks,
some simple, some grand.
The book is wonderful all on its own but as an added bonus at the end there are several pages giving details of each type of rock mentioned throughout the book.