Synopses & Reviews
Think of all the rocks there are: the skipping rocks, the splashing rocks, and the chalk rocks. Whether the found treasures are climbing rocks or wishing rocks, children can't help collecting them. With joyful text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock
celebrates rocks everywhere--as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found. and#149;Features 18 hand-tinted photographic illustrations and#149;Junior Library Guild Selection
"Hand-tinted black-and-white photographs lend a timeless quality to this contemplative picture book....Christian imbues her words with a childlike sense of wonder that lifts the everyday to the extraordinary, a transformation intensified by superb book production. Hewing to an earth-toned palette, Lember's...photos are spare and uncluttered....The book's design is exemplary as well." Publishers Weekly
"Poetic text and thoughtfully composed, hand-tinted photographs combine to explore the variety and purposes of rocks....Lember's intriguing artwork is especially suited to the quiet text." Booklist
"Since the dawn of time, humans have found rocks, stones, and pebbles to be subtly alluring. In a poignant, lyrical text, Christian contemplates the magnetism of an assortment of such serendipitous discoveries." School Library Journal
[set star] and#147;A work of art in every regard.and#8221;and#151;Publishers Weekly (starred)and#147;Poignant, lyrical . . . [A] gem.and#8221;and#151;School Library Journal and#147;Elegant.and#8221;and#151;The New York Times Book Review
When you find a rock,
you don't always know
what kind of a rock it is.
Have you found a hiding rock?
Or a rock to skip in the water?
It might be a wishing rock,
or a climbing rock,
or a rock to kick in front of you,
all the way home.
Or you might have found a rock
that doesn't have a name yet.
And that might be
the best rock of all...
Discover the joy of rock hunting.
Think of all the rocks there are: skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks, and wishing rocks. Children canand#8217;t help collecting them. With joyful, poetic textand#160;and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhereand#151;as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.
About the Author
PEGGY CHRISTIAN has been a reading specialist, a bookstore manager, andand#160;a teacher of language arts and writing. She lives in Missoula, Montana.BARBARA HIRSCH LEMBER's books for children include two nonfiction titles, A Book of Fruit and The Shell Book. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.and#160;