Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite
Can a Rock Grow? by Audrey Sauble is Book 3 of the Early Science Series. First, Sauble asks the question, ‘Have you ever seen a rock grow?’ Then she proceeds to explain how rocks change. Rocks change through different natural forces like gravity and tree roots. Rocks also form in different ways, such as columns or layers. She shares that there are rocks with crystals inside and explains about fossilized rocks. Then she answers the question, ‘Are rocks still growing today?' Yes, they are - in caves and volcanoes. Vocabulary words are highlighted throughout the text. The end of the book contains more information on various types of rocks plus a fun scavenger hunt for kids.
Audrey Sauble has written and illustrated a great introduction to rocks for kids. The text is accessible to young readers. The information is just right for kids doing a first science book report. Sauble has illustrated each type of rock clearly, which will be helpful for kids and parents. I really appreciated that she highlights the types of rocks like shale and basalt. This will give kids an opportunity to do further research on the rocks that interest them. Can a Rock Grow? has a nice flow to it, from how rocks form to the types of rocks to the processes that are still happening to form new rocks. Kids love collecting rocks and Can a Rock Grow? will be a perfect choice to help them enhance their curiosity. Rockhounds and future rock collectors will enjoy Can a Rock Grow?