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Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Rock is Lively

"A Rock is Lively" by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long, 2012

This beautifully illustrated picture book highlights many of the most beautiful rocks.

"A rock is mixed up. All rocks are made of a mix of ingredients called minerals. Just as a batter of flour, butter, and sugar makes a cookie, a batter of minerals make a rock. The recipe for a rock might include minerals like aluminum, copper, diamond, fluorite, gold, gypsum, lead, nickel, platinum, quartz, silver, sulfur, tin, topaz, and turquoise."

Read about galactic rocks, old rocks, big and small rocks, and so much more. There are charts of many of the most popular rocks like marble, pumice, quartz, gypsum, diamond, lead, turquoise, topaz, amethyst, copper, nickel, gold, pyrite, tin, lava and many more. Learn about geodes and the beauty that lies inside. Read this book and find out why a rock is "lively"!