I saw this great review @HappyTonic and since I have pre-approval from the publishers, I decided to give it a shot. I am always ready to try books for kids and have read a few non-fiction recently. I end up ordering the books for either my own shelf or for my nieces. This was no exception. Once I got down to it, I imagined the book in all its glory, with those colourful pages and really wanted to purchase it. One of my nieces actually likes rocks (or did till quite recently) and since she has just started reading I thought this would be captivating enough to get her invested in reading more for pleasure. We shall see later this month when the book finally gets delivered!
It covers comprehensive information starting with different types of rocks/minerals and gems, their origin and their current presence on our planet. The book has very brightly coloured pictures and tons of interesting facts that will hook anyone with even a glimmer of interest in either the natural world or those who like carrying strange interesting facts to whip out at gatherings to use as conversation fillers. If anyone fits both of those categories, I am sure the book will be a boon.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is completely based on my own reading experience.