How to Make a Mountain
In Just 9 Simple Steps and Only 100 Million Years!
Author: Amy Huntington
“Geology and earth science made easy (to learn) and super quick (to read about). You, too, can make a mountain—just grab this nonfiction picture book and start today!
From rock to mature mountain in nine steps—and millions of years! An engaging raccoon narrator, a companion woodpecker, and a girl with medium brown skin and puffy ponytails guide readers on a challenging mountain-making journey. A useful, engaging, and clearly delineated distillation of a complex geological process. “
(Informational picture book. 5-8)
“Under the breezy tutelage and encouragement of an unseen narrator, a young girl creates a splendidly sculpted mountain, alive with flora and fauna and equally well-suited for hiking or for quiet contemplation. . . . Solid organization, fascinating backmatter, and Huntington’s running commentary on the mechanics of earth science make this a perfect fit for curricular use, and the understated humor will appeal to middle graders who enjoy, and perhaps even need, memorable visuals to complement informational text.”
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Lemon’s pencil, gouache, and digital art runs with the premise, bringing an on-the-fly quality to the massive forces at work while conveying the indomitable will and enthusiasm of a kid on a mission. A strong message of stewardship and a glossary of terms round out this presentation of basic earth science and geology concepts.”
— Publisher’s Weekly
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