If Rocks Could Sing

Cover image  If Rocks Could Sing: a discovered alphabet by Leslie McGuirk (Tricycle Press, 2011) is perhaps more of a concept book than a picture book as it focuses on the basic alphabet. However, it showcases the alphabet in a very unique way. All of the letters and characters that go with them are portrayed by real rocks. As it says in the back of the book, the author spent more than ten years searching along the Florida shore lines for rocks shaped like the letters of the alphabet. And I’m glad she did because the result is this highly imaginative and thoughtfully done children’s book. I personally take pleasure in seeing shapes and patterns in nature and in everyday objects, so I feel a special connection with this book. My favorites are letter D for Dog and letter G for Ghosts. This book is for all people, children or adults, who like to use their imaginations.

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