I'm trying to love rocks

by Barton, Bethany, 1982-

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 12 copies
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The fourth totally awesome, funny, and incredibly informative book in the "I'm Trying to Love..." book series!

Think rocks are boring? Hard to like? Kinda just sit there, doing nothing?
Why even write a whole book about them??
Bethany Barton will tell you why . . . because we wouldn't be here if there were no rocks!
From the Grand Canyon to volcanos to diamonds and fossils, geology--the study of rocks--shows us where we've been and where we're going. With tons of humor and scores of fascinating facts, Bethany Barton introduces younger readers to geology and why rocks matter . . . enough to write a whole book about them!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this lively picture book, a Black girl who loves geology attempts to convert an unseen, initially snarky onlooker (a stand-in for the book's audience), who yawns at the thought of rocks. First the enthusiast says that geology isn't just rocks; it's also volcanoes, diamonds, and fossils. Next she explains how "boring" rocks can change into "fiery liquid rock" (lava) during the rock cycle, in which one type of rock is transformed into another. After the unseen character asks a rhetorical question, the enthusiastic girl immediately counters that the asker would make a good scientist, because "Science isn't about having the answers--it's about asking questions." Finally, she welcomes her gradually converted listener into the Rock Club. As in Barton's I'm Trying to Love Spiders (2015) and Give Bees a Chance (2017), the conversational text is so engaging that the information becomes more interesting and easier to absorb. With an energetic, disarmingly childlike look, the illustrations help viewers visualize and understand the concepts described. A welcome addition to this popular series."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Rocks -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Petrology -- Juvenile literature.
Geology -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2020
Other Titles I am trying to love rocks
Audience Ages 4 up.
Language English
Notes "Geology facts rock!"--Cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780451480958
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