Monday, March 23, 2020

Review - A Rainbow of Rocks

A Rainbow of Rocks
by Kate DePalma
Date: 2020
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 24
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

A rainbow of rocks -- from red to violet and beyond! Eye-popping close-up photos of real, vibrant rocks and minerals in a rainbow of colors are brought to life by lyrical, rhyming text about the many facets of geology. Includes educational notes perfect for STEM learning.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a great little rhyming picture book about rocks. I know that doesn't sound very exciting, but this is actually an engaging little volume with beautiful photographs and lots of neat facts.

The main part of the book contains simple rhyming text to accompany photographs of beautiful rocks (which are clearly labelled). Everything from bumpy basalt to shimmering bornite shows up on the pages. At the back, there are a few pages that offer more detailed information about rocks: what they're made of, how they're formed, and their various characteristics.

This would be a great book for kids who are interested in geology. But its aesthetic might also encourage kids who aren't normally interested in this sort of thing to pick it up and give it a try.

Thank you to NetGalley and Barefoot Books for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4.14 out of 5

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