Tasha's Reviews > If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-books
Read in June, 2011

This is such an intriguing premise for an alphabet book! Each alphabet along with the items that the letter stands for are shown in rocks. The rocks were found along a Florida shore and not changed to look this way. It is a book based on finding treasures others overlook and seeing possibilities. The book has a simple layout, allowing the rocks to be the feature here. It begins with A is for Addition with rocks standing in for 1, 8, = and 9. B is for Bird with a very unique bird-shaped rock posed in a nest. C is for couch potato, because who could ever not use this perfectly potato-like rock! The book is a whimsical tribute to beachcombing.

It is such a simple concept that it has to be done right. While a couple of the rocks do seem more like blobs than the object they are meant to be, others are startlingly close. Look at the T is for Toast page, and you can almost see the whole-wheat grain in the toast slice. The book is a delight just to page through and discover.

It is a book that will have you looking for much more than pretty seashells on your next visit to the beach! Appropriate for ages 2-4.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read If Rocks Could Sing.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.