What Can You Do with a Rock? (Hardcover)
A quiet book about the myriad ways of what to do with all those glorious rocks you've collected - or will collect. Skip, drop, kick and sort --such fun! Great backmatter too.
— From Staff Picks by Maureen
From award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller, a timeless story about creativity, exploration, and friendship
What can you do with a rock?
You can skip them.
You can sort them.
Best of all, you can share them.
Rocks are simple, but the things you can do with them are endless. Rocks can build, sparkle, and tell a story. They can be memories. They can even be a little bit magic. This ode to curiosity and creative play from New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller and acclaimed illustrator Katie Kath is bound to inspire.
"Author and illustrator of this joyful book give equal respect to every kind of rockhound, following a jaunty, blue-haired girl with a sidelong grin who collects, sorts, paints, makes mosaics, pitches, and contemplates." — Horn Book
"This is a lively, emotionally resonant celebration of rocks as well as humans' ways of connecting with and learning about the natural world." — Publishers Weekly
"The story's opening draws readers right into the world of rock appreciation... The child's adventures with rocks and making friends form a visual story that complements the conversational, conspiratorial text. By the end, the story widens its scope to sweet life lessons as it turns effortlessly toward friendship and the wisdom transferable from rock discovery to friend discovery. A delightful invitation." — Kirkus Reviews
"A lovely, unconventional tribute to rocks and their admirers." — Booklist