Everybody Needs a Rock

everybody needs a rock

Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.---from the publisher

32 pages 978-0689710513 Ages 4-8

Keywords:  reassurance, rocks, self confidence, feelings, emotional intelligence, connection, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Character Building Curriculum

About the author:  Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.--from Simon and Schuster.com


There are people in this world who might have more things than other people. But for this wise young girl the truth is that anyone can own treasure and in this case that treasure is our connection to nature, our knowledge that we belong to this beautiful natural world. You can hold onto that treasure - that connection--- by finding your own special rock.

In this story a young voice offers ten rules on how to find your rock. She takes you out into the wide open spaces of the wilderness in search of a rock but she also reassures that you can discover your rock anywhere in the world. You just need to take the time to look for it and see it. You'll know it when you find it.

A lovely book that invites every child to claim his/her/their place in the amazing, rich natural world that embraces this planet. Get that rock. Put it in your pocket. Reach for it when you need it.

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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