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Rocks & Minerals: A Gem of a Book by Dan…

Rocks & Minerals: A Gem of a Book

by Dan Green

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This is a fun and appealing book about rocks and minerals. The descriptions are written in first-person narrative and each item is accompanied by an illustration that has a face and other human like qualities. Along with a description of each rock or mineral is a list of basic facts as well as three interesting facts. Each chapter is identified by icons and color schemes and an index and glossary are included. The vocabulary is challenging but the information is presented clearly and directly, therefore I would recommend this book to students in grades 2-5. My only hesitation in recommending this book is that most of my students who come asking about rocks and minerals want a book that has photos not illustrations. However, the illustrations are so cute and the text makes it so approachable that this may appeal to children who don't already have a fascination with rocks and minerals. ( )
  shillson | Dec 4, 2011 |
Children love learning all about rocks and minerals especially with smart and sassy personalities of these crystal cool characters. ( )
  Alexandra1600 | Jul 24, 2011 |
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Geology is the most down-to-earth of all the sciences.
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Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

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Mixes science and art to bring the world of geology to life, with wacky characters to explain the things that form the foundations of our planet including rocks, gems, crystals, fossils, and more.

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