If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet
by Leslie McGuirk
Tricycle Press, May 2011
We’d bump the age range for this book to 2-6. The whole family will be dashing out to collect rocks in the shapes of hearts, whales, and ghosts after poring through this wonderful, whimsical collection of rocks. Spare color use and crisp photos show these rock stars in their most flattering light.
Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author’s home, comprise this unique alphabet book. A is for Addition, and there are rocks in the shape of real numbers, too. B is for Bird, and there is a bird rock on a nest with an egg. G is for Ghosts, and there is a host of rocks that look like ghosts! Children and adults alike will pore over these fascinating rocks, and will be inspired collect their own.