Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock's life story, which is much more exciting than you'd expect.
Deb Pilutti wrote and illustrated Ten Rules of Being a Superhero, Bear and Squirrel Are Friends, and The Secrets of Ninja School, and illustrated Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt. Her inspiration for this book began with a doodle of a rock with a face. It looked like it could be a character, but Deb dismissed it, thinking, Rocks don't DO anything. They just sit there. That would be a boring book. Luckily, she dug a little deeper and Old Rock's story came to life. Deb lives with her husband and their border collie, Wilson, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"A witty, engaging exploration of deep time . . . This picture book
rocks!" -Kirkus, starred review "This is a wonderful
story about mistaken assumptions, and taking the time to listen to
a variety of perspectives and experiences. Part scientific history,
part storytelling, Old Rock is content with his lot in life, and
Old Rock is not boring! This is a brilliant book for school and
public libraries and one that children will be drawn to."
-School Library Journal, starred review "Pilutti puts a
smile and wide eyes on the rock and places it among an increasingly
fascinated animal audience in a set of simply drawn, usually
idyllic cartoon scenes. 'They are not bored, ' she concludes, nor
will younger readers and listeners be once they realize that
every rock they see has a similar story to tell."
"After Hummingbird, Spotted Beetle, and Tall Pine regale Old Rock with tales of their adventures, Old Rock relays a rich history in which he was shot from a volcano, hid dinosaurs from predators, survived an ice age, traveled frozen in a glacier, and rolled onto plains populated with mastodons. This readaloud will put any of Grandpa's long-winded stories into perspective, as Old Rock really does have some valuable tales to offer." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books