The Pebble in My Pocket. A History of Our Earth

By Meredith Hooper
Illustrated by Chris Coady
Published by Frances Lincoln


Price £8.99
Publisher Frances Lincoln

This narrative takes the reader into the deep and distant past to witness the formation of the rock from whence came the pebble held by the child in the first picture. A factual text blended with literary language and illustrated with cross-hatched pictures in earthy colours. The life story of a pebble, seen as part of a much wider picture, nothing less than the history of the earth itself.

See also: A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long. Chronicle £5.99 9781452145556