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What Can You Do with a Rock?

What Can You Do with a Rock?

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
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From award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller, a timeless story about creativity, exploration, and friendship

What can you do with a rock?

You can skip them.

You can sort them.

Best of all, you can share them.

Rocks are simple, but the things you can do with them are endless. Rocks can build, sparkle, and tell a story. They can be memories. They can even be a little bit magic. This ode to curiosity and creative play from New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller and acclaimed illustrator Katie Kath is bound to inspire.

About the Author

Pat Zietlow Miller lives in Madison, Wisconsin with one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She is the author of the picture books SOPHIE'S SQUASH, which won the Golden Kite Award for picture book text from the SCBWI, and the New York Times bestseller BE KIND, among others.

Katie Kath is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Come Over to My House, by Dr. Seuss, and Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story, by Nikki Tate, which was named an American Library Association Notable Book for 2021. Katie lives in the North Carolina woods with her family, a spunky dog, an ornery cat, and six chickens that lay a rainbow variety of eggs. To see more of Katie’s artwork, you can visit

Praise for What Can You Do with a Rock?

"The story’s opening draws readers right into the world of rock appreciation... The child’s adventures with rocks and making friends form a visual story that complements the conversational, conspiratorial text. By the end, the story widens its scope to sweet life lessons as it turns effortlessly toward friendship and the wisdom transferable from rock discovery to friend discovery. A delightful invitation." — Kirkus Reviews

"This is a lively, emotionally resonant celebration of rocks as well as humans’ ways of connecting with and learning about the natural world." — Publishers Weekly

"A lovely, unconventional tribute to rocks and their admirers." — Booklist

"Author and illustrator of this joyful book give equal respect to every kind of rockhound, following a jaunty, blue-haired girl with a sidelong grin who collects, sorts, paints, makes mosaics, pitches, and contemplates." — Horn Book

"What an inspiring book to show children the creative ways to play with rocks…" — Imagination Soup