Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor
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Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

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Byrd Baylor was born in Texas and now lives in Arizona. Her earlier books include "The Desert Is Theirs, The Way to Start a Day, " and "Hawk, I'm Your Brother, " all Caldecott Honor Books, as well as "Everybody Needs a Rock" and "I'm in Charge of Celebrations.
Published August 16, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The clean, crisp sparseness of Parnall's semi-abstract drawings almost disguises the unbecomingly arch tone, reinforced by the ""poetic"" word arrangement, of Baylor's ten rules for finding ""a/ special/rock/ that you find/ yourself/and keep/ and (sic) long as/ you can —/ maybe forever."" A...

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