A Rock Can Be . . .
From the Series Can Be . . . Books
Rocks may seem like boring, static objects—until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas’s lyrical rhyming text and Violeta Dabija’s glowing illustrations show how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
- NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
“…this beautiful picture book makes an excellent classroom read-aloud, challenging children to puzzle out the ideas in the poetic phrases and to broaden their thinking about rocks.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“Purchase for your rock hounds or where the earlier books in this series are popular.” —School Library Journal
“The economy of language and breadth of imagination suggests a broad audience for this wide-ranging and inventive exploration.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be . . ., and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at laurasalas.com.
Illustrator: Violeta Dabija
Violeta Dabija lives in Moldova, a small Eastern European country. She has a strong traditional art background, a BA degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design and 10 years of experience as a children's book illustrator. She works in both traditional and digital media and often mixes them to produce delicate and atmospheric illustrations with a traditional feel. She has illustrated about 25 children's books and she enjoys creating magic pictures and unique environments for her characters.