If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

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If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

by Leslie Mcguirk
Preface by Leslie Mcguirk

Random House Children's Books | May 24, 2011 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 8.27 × 9.32 × 0.36 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582463700

ISBN - 13: 9781582463704

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

by Leslie Mcguirk
Preface by Leslie Mcguirk

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 8.27 × 9.32 × 0.36 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582463700

ISBN - 13: 9781582463704

About the Book

Displays photographs of rocks that resemble the letters of the alphabet and objects represented by each letter.

From the Publisher

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 says that when she was a child she wanted to be a game warden in Africa. Instead, she grew up to become an author and illustrator whose favorite topic is the animals she loves so much.
Leslie is the author-illustrator of many children's books, including the Tucker the Dog books, Pip the Penguin, and Wiggens Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons.

Editorial Reviews

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."

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2