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Book Review: Stones & Bones
I don't often write book reviews. I suck at writing reviews. Basically, when I finish something, I can tell you "I like it" or "I didn't like it," but I'm not all that good at actual reviewing. Still, for this book, I'm going to try. (The goal is to come up with something to put up at amazon.com in support of this book.)

Stones & Bones by Char Matejovsky and Robaire Ream is a lovely children's book. Robaire's beautiful illustrations bring to life Char's poetic description of the process of evolution. There are big words (and a glossary of pronunciation) for kids to get their mouths around. And of course, dinosaurs - who doesn't like a book with dinosaurs in it?

When you finish reading the book, you can listen to the CD which is included. The Santa Rosa Children's Chorus sings "Stones & Bones" as well as "The Song of the Meadowlark." So you can sing-along while you read the book. (And "The Song of the Meadowlark" is a beautiful and very catchy song. I hope the pair work together on making a book about that song as well. There need to be more children's books about Earth stewardship.)

It's refreshing to read a science children's book that has very good science in it AND is fun to read (and look at). If you have any children around you who want to know about evolution, get them this book. Or donate one to your local library. Or your school library.

OK - so that's the review. Does it make you want to buy it? Or at least read it? Lemme know and I'll see if I can improve upon the review before I post it to amazon.

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jasonamil From: jasonamil Date: November 19th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done, go for it on Amazon! Being an Amazon customer reviewer is cooool.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 23rd, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's posted. I think father's review is better (his is the first one), but hey, he's actually good at this reviewing lark.

The folks will be off to spend 2 months with Char (well, in a condo a couple of blocks from her) and I'm going to send my copy along with them for her to autograph. They, of course, got autographed copies when it came out. ;-)

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