Both of my children (ages 6 and 11) were drawn toward this book because it’s so visually appealing. They enjoy browsing it and reading about the different rocks and minerals. I appreciate the use of appropriate vocabulary to describe the specimens. It’s not comprehensive enough to be a field guide, but it’s a great way to spark interest in rocks and minerals.
Great facts and information for a large variety of rocks and minerals, accompanied by great pictures with lots of colors! I love that it is hardback, as I know this book will be handled and studied by the young scientists in our home.
My kids love geology, and this book is an awesome step up from a rock and mineral field guide, so they love it! It’s larger than their favorite field guides–they love the big pages. Each page includes beautiful photos, facts about the rocks and minerals, and interesting, interactive information called Rock Studies. My kids ages 5-14 enjoy this and learned new things.
Wow! This book is so cool! We could not put it down. The pictures alone are just stunning, and the facts and information are so interesting. We find ourselves studying every rock we come across now. Just a great book!
Who knew rocks could be so interesting? I really liked this book. The pictures were captivating. The facts and descriptions were informative and interesting and not too long. Great for a wide variety of ages. This hardbound book is the kind my kids will sit with and flip through quietly studying the pictures and reading as much as they want.
Have you ever held a beautiful stone and wished to know its story—how it was formed, what it is made of, or why it is shaped and colored that way? Some stones grow in volcanic rock, others in wet caves, and still others are formed through intense heat and pressure over thousands of years! Look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. Helping children glimpse the majesty of the natural world is one of the main goals at The Good and the Beautiful, and this study guide is a perfect place to start!
Hard cover, 43 pages, full color
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