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Sand to Stone: And Back Again
A beautiful combination of photographs, drawings, and text for preschool age and up illustrates how sand becomes stone, forming the landscape of the desert Southwest. Highlights the many amazing forms from hoodoos to arches, showing how change creates beauty.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Fulcrum Publishing
(first published May 1st 2009)
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I love this book for the photographs of different mountains, canyons and dunes. It didn't have quiet as much science in the story as I would have liked, but it includes a lot of that kind of information in the glossary. I guess it's a good book for introducing the concept of rock formation and erosion, but to really get a full appreciation of the process you'd probably have to have additional resources. I bought this book looking for something to help explain to my three-year-old. I think it wil ...more
For those young explorers who are obsessed with the question "How?", here is a stunning look at the natural wonders of the desert. The words seem to gladly sink into the background as pictures of rock formations and minerals just dance across the page. It looks like fantasy, and reads like nonfiction. How can you go wrong?
Nancy Bo Flood is an author, psychologist, teacher, and mother who writes about what she enjoys—children and foreign cultures. She has taught in several different cultures, including Japan, Saipan of Micronesia, Hawaii and Samoa. She lives on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona.More about Nancy Bo Flood...