R – A Rock Can Be…


A Rock Can Be… written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Violeta Dabija (2015)

Do you love poetry? Laura Purdie Salas has fashioned another masterpiece of poetry and non-fiction for young readers. Listen to her beginning page, “A rock is a rock. It’s sand, pebble, stone. Each rock tells a story, a tale all its own.” Beautiful, right? Then go further and see how she and Violeta Dabija combine their talents to present rocks in truly poetic ways. My favorite spread depicts a chicken and a bicyclist in a pastoral setting. On these two pages, the rock is a ‘food grinder’ and a ‘path winder’.  Love! Love! Love! Don’t waste time, go find your own favorite rhymes and artwork.


I was so excited to get a copy of this book. I have been looking forward to it ever since I read Salas’ and Dabija’s WATER CAN BE last year.

I hope you have as much fun with this book as I did!

 Have more fun with rocks!

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3 Responses to “R – A Rock Can Be…”

  1. Jessica Bigi April 18, 2015 at 10:14 AM #

    I have all 3 of Laura’s book I think that they are all 3 as wonderful as the other in A Rock Can Be I learned that some birds swallow stones to help them digest their food I think that is so interesting thank you Laura for a another wonderful book of poetry :


    • Juliana Lee April 18, 2015 at 10:20 AM #

      Laura does have a way with words and information. So glad you’ve enjoyed all her books. I’m a big fan too!



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