Have you ever held a rock in your hand and wondered:
How did this come to be?
Carmela LaVigna Coyle’s new picture book takes readers on an epic journey through time. Through ice ages, meteor showers, and earthquakes, readers experience the formation of an ancient treasure.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the present, a little girl sets out on a hike with her family.
The two parallel stories collide when the little girl finds something SPECTACULAR on the side of a trail—a treasure forged over the course of hundreds of MILLIONS of years all leading to this very moment—the discovery of a precious heart rock.
Illustrated with Carly Allen-Fletcher's lush and vivid paintings, Something Spectacular is a geologic adventure with heart and wonder. The perfect book for rockhounds young and old.
Carmela LaVigna Coyle is an award-winning author of over a dozen picture and board books. Her popular Do Princesses . . . series is a favorite among the not-your-ordinary-princess crowd. Carmela has worked with a variety of stellar illustrators including Mike Gordon, Kevin Rechin, Steve Grey, and Bruce McPherson. She has a degree in Education and Art, but insists her real education comes from long walks in nature and motherhood. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her family and lively shi-poo dog.
Carly Allen-Fletcher is a freelance illustrator living and working in the Midlands, UK. Her work explores the combination of digital painting and traditional media, creating images by layering graphic shapes with painted textures and handmade elements. She is inspired by nature and geometric forms. She has illustrated Theseus and the Minotaur and Children’s Classic Bible Stories for Quantum, division of Quarto, and in 2015 she won a silver prize (1,000 pounds) from the UK Association of Illustrators in the “London Spaces and Places” category. Carly is also the author/artist of two board books, Goodnight, Seahorse and Goodnight Forest. View her work at http://carlydraws.com.