If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

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Think of all the rocks there are: the skipping rocks, the splashing rocks, and the chalk rocks. Whether the found treasures are climbing rocks or wishing rocks, children can't help collecting them. With joyful text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere--as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found. •Features 18 hand-tinted photographic illustrations •Junior Library Guild Selection
 

About Peggy Christian

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PEGGY CHRISTIAN has been a reading specialist, a bookstore manager, a teacher of language arts and writing, and the author of a picture book, If You Find a Rock. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
 
Published March 6, 2000 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Fiction

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With hand-colored photos of grave children holding, sitting on, or clambering over rocks, Christian (Chocolate, A Glacier Grizzly, 1997) poetically suggests picking up pebbles to see if they are skipping rocks or scraping rocks, wishing rocks or worry rocks, or perhaps just rocks with marvelous t...

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No feldspar or quartz is categorized hereDrather, Christian (The Bookstore Mouse) muses on a variety of rocks that children typically encounter, such as flat ""skipping"" rocks (""you toss it out in the water just so and see it trip across the surface, making a chain of spreading rings"") to a ""...

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