Old Rock (is not boring)

By: Deb Pilutti

Old Rock has been sitting in the same spot in the pine forest for as long as anyone can remember. Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Hummingbird think just sitting there must be boring, but they are in for a wonderful surprise. Fabulous tales of adventurous travel, exotic scenery, entertaining neighbors, and more from Old Rock’s life prove it has been anything but boring. Great storytellers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages, and Old Rock’s stories are sure to inspire questions that lead to wonderful conversations about the past and the natural world.

Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock’s life story, which is much more exciting than you’d expect.

Time line. Full-color illustrations were done with casein and a bit of digital painting.

ISBN: 9780525518181

JLG Release: May 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Rocks , Passage of time , The natural world

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Rocks aren’t generally known for being the life of the party. In fact, they just kind of sit around and do nothing. Or do they? Old Rock lives in a clearing in a beautiful pine forest where he enjoys the company of his friends: Hummingbird, Tall Pine, and Spotted Beetle. They feel sorry for Old Rock because he doesn’t get to go anywhere or see Rocks aren’t generally known for being the life of the party. In fact, they just kind of sit around and do nothing. Or do they? Old Rock lives in a clearing in a beautiful pine forest where he enjoys the company of his friends: Hummingbird, Tall Pine, and Spotted Beetle. They feel sorry for Old Rock because he doesn’t get to go anywhere or see anything. Old Rock tells them that he has had experiences. For example, he erupted out of a volcano, somersaulted down a mountain, and even hung out with the dinosaurs. When glaciers formed in the Ice Age, Old Rock rode one far and wide. His friends begin to wish they had done those things. This is a wonderful story about mistaken assumptions, and taking the time to listen to a variety of perspectives and experiences. The author has cleverly traced the development of Earth through Old Rock’s remarkable reminiscences. Part scientific history, part storytelling, Old Rock is content with his lot in life, and Old Rock is not boring! That’s a good message for all readers. The art is created with casein paint with a bit of digital manipulation. This is a brilliant book for school and public libraries and one that children will be drawn to. Bridging story and the history of the natural world is sure to be a hit.

Book Details

ISBN

9780525518181

First Release

May 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Rocks, Passage of time, The natural world,

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Book Genres

Picture Book

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