Hello, friends! Our book today is My Little Book Of Rocks, Minerals & Gems by Claudia Martin, a wonderful non-fiction primer jam-packed with information for budding geologists.
Using striking photography as visual aids, each two-page spread introduces the reader to a concept or classification in geology, such as the different types of rocks and how they are made, the uses for minerals, and the colorful and interesting qualities of gemstones. The information is laid out in both a main paragraph and fun facts sprinkled throughout the page. By the end, readers of all ages will have learned something new about the world of rocks, minerals and gems.
This was very cool! The layout of the text and photography makes each page vibrant and visually interesting, and breaks up the information into bite-sized chunks very nicely. Again, this is a great approach for science books, because children can read the more in-depth sections as they grow, giving the book a lot of mileage. The text can be a bit dry at times, but is extremely informative – I feel like I learned as much about geology as JJ did. The length can be as long or short as you make it, depending on how much of the text you choose to read in one sitting; we read only the main paragraph on each page, and JJ sat through it very comfortably, and seemed to enjoy the photos a lot. This is a great one for little rock collectors, or any bookworm with a curious mind. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)