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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library E P (Text) 33500013208772 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site E P (Text) 33500013208780 New Checked out 12/10/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library e PIL (Text) 35500006271579 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525518185
  • ISBN: 9780525518181
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Tall Pine, Spotted Beetle, and Hummingbird are certain that being a rock is boring until Old Rock shares what he has seen and done since he first flew out of a volcano.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    In an effort to show that it's all just a matter of perspective, Old Rock counters, with rousing tales, Tall Pine's, Spotted Beetle's, and Hummingbird's comments that it must be boring to be stuck in the same old spot. It tells of being blasted out of a volcano, watching dinosaurs pass by, gliding along to new lands in a glacier, serving as a mastodon's butt scratcher, seeing a pinecone grow into a tree, and, now, having companions with their own exciting tales of distant sights and sites. Pilutti puts a smile and wide eyes on the rock and places it among an increasingly fascinated animal audience in a set of simply drawn, usually idyllic cartoon scenes. A closing 1.8-billion-year summary leaves Old Rock and the others sitting "in a very nice spot at the edge of a clearing in the middle of a forest." "They are not bored," she concludes, nor will younger readers and listeners be once they realize that every rock they see has a similar story to tell. Grades K-2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Deb Pilutti wrote and illustrated Ten Rules of Being a Superhero, Bear and Squirrel Are Friends, and The Secrets of Ninja School, and illustrated Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt. Her inspiration for this book began with a doodle of a rock with a face. It looked like it could be a character, but Deb dismissed it, thinking, Rocks don't DO anything. They just sit there. That would be a boring book. Luckily, she dug a little deeper and Old Rock's story came to life. Deb lives with her husband and their border collie, Wilson, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Subject: Rocks Juvenile fiction
Geology Periodicity Juvenile fiction
Reminiscing in old age Juvenile fiction
Rocks Fiction
Genre: Picture books.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books for children.
Search Results Showing Item 9 of 56 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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