Wednesday, May 12, 2021

"What Can You Do with a Rock? - a bookwrap



What Can You Do with a Rock?

Authored by Pat Zietlow Miller

Illustrated by Katie Kath 


* Ages:  6-8

* Grade Levels:  1-3

* Hardcover: 40 pages

*Publisher:  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

* Pub. Date:  October 12, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Rocks are everywhere!  They are free and readily available. By using your imagination they can be created into many different things.  This fascinating story shows that rocks can ROCK! 

The award-winning author, Pat Zietlow Miller, suggests many ways you can engage with them.  You can skip, sort, kick, drop, and change them into bridges, jewellery or mosaics just to name a few. But the best thing of all?  You can share them with others. 

"Choose your friend carefully.  People are like rocks. Some sparkle right away, while others seem ordinary at first, but have treasure deep inside. "

The author takes something so readily available and simple and sparks kid's curiosities.  She inspires them to focus on creative play and having fun with rocks.  

"Don't miss their magic. Don't walk by with your head in the air and your hands in your pockets." 

The illustrations are wonderful and enrich the text greatly. They are full of detail and invite you into the story.  I love the book and encourage kids to... ROCK ON! 


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: "This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills." (Thanks, Mrs. Mueller! You rock!)

Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.

Pat has one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She doesn't watch much TV, but she does love "Chopped." Pat lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can follow Pat on Twitter (@PatZMiller). You can also visit her website at or stop by, a blog she's part of.

About the Illustrator

Katie Kath graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with an MFA in illustration. She illustrates books, magazines and literary media for children and is the artist for over 14 picture and middle grade books. She regularly works with publishing houses and educational companies, including Abrams, Highlights for Children, Penguin/Random House, Sadlier, The Friend, and Running Press Books. 

Katie has conducted workshops and lectures for both kids and adults at universities, bookstores, libraries, and elementary schools across several states. She also established her local Piedmont Triad chapter of the Urban Sketchers group in 2017.  


In her spare time, Katie tries to amuse her cat, plays piano, and sometimes draws silly cartoons about her life, which you can see on her Instagram



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