Dave's Down-To-Earth Rock Shop: Level 3: Classifying by Stuart J. MurphyDave's Down-To-Earth Rock Shop: Level 3: Classifying by Stuart J. Murphy

Dave's Down-To-Earth Rock Shop: Level 3: Classifying

byStuart J. Murphy

Paperback | January 6, 2000

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Josh is the best collector on the block. And now he has something new to collect - rocks! Soon Josh and his best friend, Amy, have so many rocks they need to organize their collection. But how?

Young collectors will be fascinated by all there is to know about rocks and about classifying - sorting and organizing objects by attributes like color, shape, or size. Grab your rock hammer and join the fun with this entertaining story by Stuart J. Murphy and lively art by Cat Bowman Smith.

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathSt...
Title:Dave's Down-To-Earth Rock Shop: Level 3: ClassifyingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8 × 9.81 × 0.09 inPublished:January 6, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064467295

ISBN - 13:9780064467292

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 7


From Our Editors

Using the appeal of a narrative and the colour of a picture book, the Mathstart series is an engaging way for youngsters to learn and polish their math skills. In this title by series’ author Stuart J. Murphy, kids age seven and up learn all about classification as they read about Josh and Amy’s precious rock collection. Their friend Dave’s been invaluable in telling them what kind of rocks they have, but now the real work begins. It’s time to sort the rocks by size, colour and shape for the greatest display in the world! Dave’s Down-to-Earth Rock Shop Level 3: Classifying has a fun, easy-to-follow story with pictures by Cat Bowman Smith.

Editorial Reviews

Murphy turns his considerable talents to the concept of classification in this MathStart title. Murphy's forte is explaining complex topics in a down-to-earth manner, and that's just what he's done here. Along the way he also includes a good deal of information about rocks, minerals, and the scientific method. Smith's full color illustrations capture the excitement of rock hunting and include many geological and equipment details. A good introduction to primary geology units or lessons on classification. Activity suggestions for adults and kids are appended. (ALA Booklist)