Thursday, November 8, 2018

Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound and a Linky

Tumbled Gemstones
We have a collection of tumbled gemstones, including Agate, Amethyst, Dalmatian Stone, Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, Tiger Eye, and Unakite. Amanda chose most of them from the Scratch Patch in Simon's Town, South Africa. I'll be sharing more photos in detail of our collection on Tuesday, so be sure to visit!

If you want to introduce your children to the natural world of colorful rocks this Christmas, then consider getting them the Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound, a few semi-precious gemstones, and a poster of gemstones with their names. Not only is this a fun gift idea, but it's also educational!

Scavenger Scout:
Rock Hound

Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound: Seek-and-Find Book for Kids Who Love Rocks by [Wilde, Shelby]

About the Book:

Title: Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound | Author: Shelby Wilde | Illustrator: Yana Popova | Pages: 22 | Genre: Children's Picture Book on Rocks and Minerals | Recommended Ages: 4 - 8

Book Description

Scavenger Scout is not an ordinary seven-year-old. She's a rock hound! Hunting for rocks is her passion and she loves to show and tell. The stories she tells are more fantasy than reality, but the rocks she hunts are real. Follow along as she haggles with a host of characters to add rocks to her collection. Follow Scout as she hunts for azurite, alexandrite and fluorite and find the rock on every page!

STEM-inspired story that encourages creative problem solving

Scavenger Scout uses science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) concepts to overcome the challenges she faces. Kids will delight in the real-life rock hounding tools Scout uses such as a crack hammer, chisel or a rock hammer. Kids can use their powers of observation to search for the rock on each page and come up with hypotheses for how they would get each of the rocks home.

Seek-and-Find Element

The story of Scavenger Scout will appeal to kids who love to hunt and who love adventure, so why not give them the opportunity to help Scout find the rock on every page? In each vignette, Scout hunts for a different rock and kids get to hunt with her! The difficulty level varies with each page so even kids as young as 2 or 3 will be able to find the rocks.

“Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound” is the perfect holiday gift or birthday gift, but would also be a great gift for when your favorite Scout moves up from Daisies to Brownies or Bobcat to Tiger Cub or Scout to Tenderfoot.

This book is the first book in a series and is crafted for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, preschool and kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.

Purchase on Amazon

My Review:

I love the concept behind Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound. This book introduces children to beautiful earth and space rocks as 7-year-old Scout goes on adventures to find them. She uses a bit of technology and engineering to retrieve them. The illustrations are gorgeous and there's also the seek-and-find element where young ones get to look too!

My 10-year-old daughter, Amanda, read this picture book to me. She enjoyed searching for the rocks hidden in the colorful illustrations. She looked for blue azurite in the cave, green and purple flourite on the ocean floor, the changing green and red alexandrite in Saturn's rings, and more! We both recommend this book for children 8 years and younger.

Disclosure: I own a Kindle version of this book. I chose to do this review with Amanda and this is our honest opinion.


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