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Book Title: Everybody Needs a Rock|
The author of the book: Byrd Baylor
Date of issue: September 1st 1985
ISBN 13: 9780689710513
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 35.13 MB
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Well, this is a wonderful nostalgic book for adults who collected rocks when they were kids; I’m one of them. And, some kids who enjoy the natural world might appreciate it because it stresses their autonomy in the pursuit of choosing a rock of their very own. I also like how the girl stresses play with her rock can be more fun than playing with the kinds of things that have to be purchased. (Although I do remember buying some rocks and well as finding rocks.)
The pictures are highly unusual and I really enjoyed them. They’re all in tans, blacks, whites, and the style is so interesting, and I particularly liked the pictures within other pictures.
The instructions the girl gives, even though she gives some leeway to the reader, I find both appealing and unappealing. Some of what she says is just lovely, but the idea of giving specific instructions for this activity, an activity that’s joyful, in part, because everybody has a different way of doing it and different things of importance about it and about their rock(s), well, that part didn’t work for me that well.
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Read information about the authorByrd Baylor has always lived in the Southwest, mainly in Southern Arizona near the Mexican border. She is at home with the southwestern desert cliffs and mesas, rocks and open skies. She is comforted by desert storms. The Tohono O’odham people, previously known as the Papagos, are her neighbors and close friends. She has focused many of her writings on the region’s landscape, peoples, and values. Through her books of rhythmic prose poetry, written primarily for children, she celebrates the beauty of nature and her own feelings of rapport with it.
Byrd has written many books for children.
Her books have been honored with many prestigious children’s book awards, including the Caldecott Award and the Texas Bluebonnet Award. All of her books are full of the places and the peoples that she knows. She thinks of these books as her own kind of private love songs to the place she calls home.
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