A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

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From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading.

"A visual and verbal feast, this book deserves a place on every library shelf. " - Boston Globe/Best Children's Books of the Year-- -

"Another beauty from Aston and Long... Eye-catching and eye-opening." -School Library Journal, starred review-- -

"Makes geology fun and visually arresting" - Entertainment Weekly-- 

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many acclaimed picture books for children. She also manages a non-profit foundation, The Oz Project, and has established an annual Teen Writer's Workshop, both of which serve underprivileged Mexican teens. She lives in Mexico.


Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including the classics Hush Little Baby and Sylvia Long's Mother Goose. Her detailed paintings are inspired by her love of nature. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Target Age: 8-12

Chronicle Books


Pub Date: August 04, 2015

0.19" H x 11.0" L x 9.0" W 


Pub Date: August 29, 2012

0.4" H x 11.0" L x 9.1" W

40 pages