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If Rocks Could Sing

A Discovered Alphabet
McGuirk, Leslie (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
If Rocks Could Sing
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Displays photographs of rocks that resemble the letters of the alphabet and objects represented by each letter.
Authors: McGuirk, Leslie
Statement of Responsibility: by Leslie McGuirk ; [photographs by Denise Ritchie]
Title: If rocks could sing
a discovered alphabet
Publisher: Berkeley : Tricycle Press, c2011 (Printed in China)
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 x 24 cm.
Notes: "Designed by Nancy Austin"--col
Summary: Displays photographs of rocks that resemble the letters of the alphabet and objects represented by each letter.
Subject Headings: Rocks Juvenile literature Natural history Juvenile literature Rocks Fiction Alphabet Alphabet books English language Alphabet Juvenile literature
Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)-2011
Alphabet books-2011
Topical Term: Rocks
Natural history
Rocks
Alphabet
Alphabet books
English language
Additional Contributors: Ritchie, Denise
Austin, Nancy
Tricycle Press
LCCN: 2010019206
ISBN: 9781582463704
1582463700
9781582463957
1582463956
Branch Call Number: J PIC M
Research Call Number: JFE 12-2214
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Comment by: nypl_morningside_heights Sep 17, 2013

worked well at toddler time

Features beautiful photographs of rocks that look like letters of the alphabet. An artistic introduction to a unit on rocks.


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Sep 17, 2013
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

worked well at toddler time

Jun 20, 2013
  • tnorris rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My kids love this book! Very cool collection of rocks.

This book is also available as an ebook via Overdrive if you would like an ultralight copy!

Jul 27, 2012
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting collection of rocks! Some shaped like letters and some like animals and objects. The author collected them as they washed up on the beach.

Nov 27, 2011
  • darcerama rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the idea of collecting rocks that look like familiar shapes and letters! I thought this was a really fun concept, and a fun read.

"McGuirk has been collecting rocks from the shore for a very long time. Her collection is the basis for this most unusual alphabet book. Rocks that look like letters of the alphabet matched with corresponding objects will inspire readers young and old to go for a walk and start their own collection. Very clever and fun!"--Margaret Brennan Neville, the King's English, Salt Lake City, Utah

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