A review of Sand to Stone and Back Again by my 11-year-old brother.
I think they did a very good job describing the different pictures, showing how over time, rock and earth change, just like humans change. I love the picture of an arch that used to be a wall, but the inside was weaker and crumbled into a beautiful arch, just like the Romans used to make.
My favorite photo is of the limestone mittens. I think the page is balanced by the mittens on each side and the moon in the middle.
Moving on to the waterfall, I love it because it’s just like a Lego set you can get, with jagged edges for plants to grow on, and darker rock where the water hits.
I also like the Mexican hat. It’s awesome how it’s just balanced, without any support.
I like how they describe the sandstorms, how the sand gets piled into mounds, and forms dunes. I also like the picture of the Grand Canyon. That is truly amazing. Someday I would like to go there. If I was standing at the edge, I would jump. It would be like flying, until you hit the bottom.
(Obviously, the child reads too much Calvin and Hobbs. What can I say.)