Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story: Book 3
This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with Book 3, the amazing story of mammals. It picks up with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings. Full color.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Dawn Publications (CA)
(first published March 30th 2006)
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Three of the best children’s books I’ve found on evolution are a series by Jennifer Morgan and Dana Lynne Andersen (illustrator): Born with a Bang, From Lava to Life, and Mammals Who Morph. Morgan tells the story of the universe from the universe’s point of view, using metaphors a child can identify with: “About 13 billion years ago, or so, I was smaller than a piece of dust under your bed.” That piece of dust bursts into a “gargantuan balloon the size of a galaxy” and describes its future in te...more
This whole series of books is wonderful. The illustrations are beautifully done. The writing is done in such a way that you could read just the boldface sentences on each page to tell a simpler story to young kids, but there is also much more detailed information on all the stages. Great way to talk about evolution and where we came from with even kindergarten-aged kids. It also has a nice message at the end about how we are all part of the universe and therefore have a responsibility to care fo...more