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If Rocks Could Sing : A Discovered Alphabet - Leslie McGuirk

If Rocks Could Sing

A Discovered Alphabet

Hardcover Published: 24th May 2011
ISBN: 9781582463704
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old

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Here's the most innovative ABC book of found objects ever! Every letter and every object is a "real" rock, making a one-of-a-kind display of nature.

Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author's home, comprise this unique alphabet book. A is for Addition, and there are rocks in the shape of real numbers, too. B is for Bird, and there is a bird rock on a nest with an egg. G is for Ghosts, and there is a host of rocks that look like ghosts! Children and adults alike will pore over these fascinating rocks, and will be inspired collect their own.

About the Author

Leslie McGuirk has written and illustrated numerous picture books, including SNAIL BOY and HO, HO, HO, TUCKER! She is also well known in Japan, where her artwork can be found on everything from T-shirts to teapots to toilet-seat covers. She lives in Vero Beach, Florida.

Review, The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2011 "There is as much wit here as there is potential pedagogy: The rock that is used to show "O is for ouch!" looks as though it is shouting and wincing at the same time; the slab of "toast" used to illustrate the letter T so nearly resembles whole-grain bread that you can imagine yourself biting into it."

Review, School Library Journal, May 1, 2011 "Sure to spark imaginative rock-finding hunts and found-object art projects, this quirky title will earn its place in any picture-book collection."

Review, Booklist, May 1, 2011 "With clean page design, restrained use of color, and minimal text, this intriguing book showcases the rocks themselves and may inspire children to discover their own found art."

Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2011: "Begs to be pored over again and again."

Review, Publisher's Weekly, March 14, 2011: "It's an unusual labor of love that may have kids checking the ground for familiar shapes."

ISBN: 9781582463704
ISBN-10: 1582463700
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 24th May 2011
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 23.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27