Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Rock Can Be...

A Rock Can Be…, the latest book from Laura Purdie Salas, celebrates the many forms and uses of rocks. The bright illustrations beautifully depict each two-word description, like “dinosaur bone,” “food grinder,” and “land connector.” These detailed pictures, combined with the light text, will surely spark conversation about how rocks are showcased in each of the scenes.

To further enhance that conversation (and help grown-ups like me, without all the answers!), there’s a section in the back of the book that gives interesting, more detailed information about each of the two-word rock descriptions. For instance, the part about food grinder says: “Many birds, including chickens, swallow pebbles to help digest their food. The pebbles stay in a special part of the chicken’s stomach. When the chicken eats, the rocks jiggle around and help grind up the swallowed food.”

What a fun book for rock lovers and other curious kids!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing my book--delighted that you like it!

  2. My pleasure--delighted to get a comment from you! :)