Let's Go Rock Collecting
Let's Go Rock Collecting

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Annotation: Describes the formation and characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and how to recognize and collect them.
Catalog Number: #175142
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1997
Edition Date: 1997
Illustrator: Keller, Holly,
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-445170-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-03808-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-445170-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-03808-0
Dewey: 552
LCCN: 95044999
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
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Language: English
ALA Booklist
for use with adults. Kids will immediately be caught by the idea that, the oldest things you can collect are rocks. This simple geology book goes on to discuss the formation, hardness, types, and uses of rock. The coverage is cursory, yet it is sufficiently engaging to hold the interest of a young audience. Keller's illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, work well in showing the cross-sections of earth and volcanoes. Two children appear in many of the scenes, exploring a Roman road, finding fossils, mixing cement, and collecting rocks to store in boxes and egg cartons. A few pages feature photographs, allowing more realistic views of various rock types. Another good introductory book from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series. (Reviewed May 15, 1997)
Horn Book
Unoriginal in content and riddled with factual errors and overstated simplifications, the text randomly describes various rocks and minerals. Errors include improper use of terminology and misleading discussions of the formation of various rock types. Dark and poorly labeled color photographs are coupled with clear illustrations of a boy and girl collecting rocks.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Much of the first chapter of this book is spent recounting background information from the three previous series entries. Once the story takes off, however, it flows quickly as Sally and her friend Thalia are chosen to compete with the Tarent Pony Club team in the Junior One-Day Event. Many setbacks occur before the actual day, including a dismal practice with the haughty and experienced Haxton Pony Club team that shatters Sally's confidence. In addition to the central horse-show plot, two dogs have special significance. Sally's elderly bearded collie has serious heart trouble and the girl's concentration suffers in school and during riding practice for she fears the dog will die. In addition, a silver-white hound mysteriously appears and Sally is sure he is a good luck sign. When he is accused of attacking a child, Sally feels that he has been wrongly judged and is determined to save him. The suspense of the team's selection and the detailed descriptions of the event's activities will hold horse enthusiasts' attention. And since the dogs add an extra dimension to the plot, the book will be popular with many young animal lovers.-Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC
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Word Count: 855
Reading Level: 3.7
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 13823 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.8 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q06768
Lexile: 540L

Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. From the Egyptian pyramids to Roman roads, from the diamond ring on your finger to the pebbles under your feet'rocks are everywhere!

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