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Old Rock (Is Not Boring)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock's life story, which is much more exciting than you'd expect.

Old Rock has been sitting in the same spot in the pine forest for as long as anyone can remember. Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Hummingbird think just sitting there must be boring, but they are in for a wonderful surprise.

Fabulous tales of adventurous travel, exotic
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
An old rock has been sitting on the spot for a very long time, but it doesn't mean that it hasn't had its share of adventures. This lovely combination of non-fiction (there is a clear timeline at the end of the book to show all the transformations the rock has gone through) and fiction (the rock is telling its lifestory to a pine tree, a spotted beetle and a humming bird) is an interesting way to introduce children to geology and various types of rocks or simply to pique their curiosity and make ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Old Rock has sat in the same spot on the edge of a clearing in a pine forest for a very long time. Tall Pine, who stands next to Old Rock, thinks that being a rock must be very boring. Spotted Beetle and Hummingbird agree. Hummingbird talks about flying to different parts of the world. Old Rock then mentions that he flew once when he was erupted from a volcano. Spotted Beetle talks about what he can see from different vantage points. Old Rock then tells about watching dinosaurs walk past and ...more
Jen Raab_20
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
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Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
Edward Sullivan
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A fun journey through epochs of time.
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture
Lovely tale of perspective and contentment.
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
The older I get, the more I learn that it's less about right and wrong and more about your perspective. There's always more to the story, and we should be listening more than we're judging. This book illustrates all that in a fun, funny, and really accessible way.
Krissy Neddo
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Colorful illustrations of Rock, Hummingbird, Beetle and Pine Tree on crisp white pages for the repetitive creature conversations about boring old Rock are mixed with colorful illustrations of each character's past experiences on Earth.

So many ways to use this as a read aloud. Fun read aloud, geology, timelines, ELA skills (point of view, predicting, descriptive narrative or autobiographical writing(what did you see, how did you move and grow over your life)

Love the bit of snarky conversation
Kayla Casiello
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Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Hummingbird think Old Rock's life must be boring because they just sit there in the same place, but as Old Rock tells the story of their life, the three are enthralled with all they've done and seen.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever thought about something as ancient as a rock and all the life and times it has seen?
I have!
This amazing book follows one rock's journey through time.
I was captivated!
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really sweet look at the history of the natural world. Also good for appreciating other people's perspectives. Highly recommended for grades K and up.

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Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fun surprise! Who would have thought of a brief introduction to the geology of the earth in picture book form? Simple with plenty of humor and comedic illustrations, this one rocked for me ;-)

Includes a time line in the back matter.
Amit Verma
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
.Archaeology is not the most interesting subject. Few rocks and few bones and lots of years don't interest a regular student.
This story is about a rock.
Rock who has seen it all.
From the time when it was inside earth's core to the time it got frozen in iceberg.
It stays silent.
Whatever place it is put.
It stays there and provides whatever help it can give.
It has reselience to bear every thing and it is always happy.
When birds and beetle tease it, it tells them story of billions of year it has
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Old Rock's forest friends wonder if it's boring, sitting in one place and never moving. Old Rock insists it's quite the opposte-- they have taken quite a journey, from a volcano, through endless ages, tumbling around, until finding a good spot to sit and observe the world. Old Rock's journey takes us on a very brief history of the natural world, and demonstrates that there is more than one way to enjoy life. I would love to meet Old Rock, myself!
Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019picturebook
This was actually pretty good, it's got a lot of nonfiction bits in it mixed in with the talking rock and animals. Overall, the book highlights a timeline of earth from rock's perspective. The animals and tree all feel that rock must be bored because he doesn't get to go anywhere, but, it turns out rock has had a full enough life thus far.
Lisa Swope
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Old Rock had his spot, the same spot, for years, epochs, aeons. He gets visits from birds, trees, beetles, asking if he wishes he could fly, dance, travel… turns out Old Rock has some stories to tell about his experiences! A fun take on the changes our Earth has gone thru over its 4.5 billion years.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read aloud for Earth Day.
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