When I got this book a few days ago I was very excited. Back when I was a kid I used to collect rocks/stones/etc., so this one brought some nice nostalgia feeling back. And now that I am reading How to Marry A Werewolf I was even more invested in this book as our MC (Faith) collects rocks and knows a ton about them.
This was a very interesting book to read. As the title already says it will feature Rocks, fossils, minerals, and gems. And yes the book is in that order as well. We start with rocks, rockformations, hoodoos, and more, then we go to fossils (and also dinosaurs and other extinct animals) and all about them, we then hop to minerals and what makes minerals minerals, a few deadly minerals (and their uses), and several other fun facts, and lastly we go to gems! Diamonds, rubies, robberies, how they are made, how they look when polished, and of course tons of other details. My favourite chapter would be the fossil one, with gems a close second.
You definitely won’t be bored once while reading. The book is delightfully done with big, clear photographs, fun and short information parts/bubbles. I love how they do go in things deeper than most children’s non-fiction, but still keep it easy and simple to understand.
I am definitely happy I got a chance to read this book, and I would recommend it to everyone.