Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze -- A Rock Cycle Science Book!

Do your kids love dinosaurs?

Do they love rocks?

Are you teaching geology? or the rock cycle? 

If the answer to any of those is "Yes,"  you will love A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze: A Rock Cycle Adventure!

A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze

This book has been in production for more than a year, and I am super excited to announce that it is now fully illustrated by the brilliant Natasha Kostovska and in the final production stages!

Meet: Martin McHook:

Martin is the main character in this wild adventure through time! He is a smart, silly, sometimes acts before he thinks, and his love for dinosaurs and rocks is epic!

Meet: Grandma McHook:

Grandma McHook is normally a bit serious and definitely proper at the dinner table...but she has a soft spot for Martin and a wild streak that likes to break rules when nobody is expecting it!

Meet: T. Rex

T. Rex, the famous dinosaur who started it all! Did you know that Tyrannosaurus Rex only roamed the wilds for a little more than 2 million years?! 

Meet: The Many-lined Skink

The many-lined skink is one of very few animals who lived with both the great Tyrannosaurus Rex and with people in the modern-day western United States! This particular skink might have superpowers (like an unusually long life?), but we're not going to go into that here!

A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze: A Rock Cycle Adventure:

A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze is the hilarious story of how a prehistoric Tyrannosaurus Rex made Martin McHook sneeze (in a very inappropriate way)! As the story unfolds, you discover the rock cycle and see how rocks and the Earth change through time! During the pre-order time, you can get fantastic packages that include the book, digital files, and even rock packages! CHECK IT OUT HERE!! 

One of the things that I am most excited about this book is that it is an awesome tool to teach SO many geology topics! It can be used to tie in to a dinosaur theme, geologic time lessons, prehistoric animals, rock cycle lessons, types of rocks, minerals, soil, erosion, tectonic plates, asteroids, climate change, and more!

Here are just a few geology and dinosaur lessons and activities that I've done with my kids and with students I've had that tie into the book:

Mountain Building and Tectonic Plates Rock Experiment - Identification Rock Cycle Activity - Sedimentary Sandwiches T. Rex Anatomy Dinosaur Activity T. Rex Tracks - Dinosaur Activity Edible Sedimentary Rocks Edible Igneous Rocks Igneous Rocks Lesson Metamorphic Rocks Lesson Soil Lesson Sedimentary Rocks Lesson

As we prepare to release A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze to the world, we are running a Kickstarter to take pre-orders and raise money for a hardcover print run. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and join the excitement! There are some sneak peeks at the inside of the story, some background "story behind the story," and more!  I even have some special treats for the first people to order a book, starting June 2nd!!

And feel free to reach out to me (Carla) at any point!  I am the author and publisher, so I love to hear from you!  I respond to emails at!

Happy Educating,

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