Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story: Book 3 (The Universe Series) (Sharing Nature with Children Books)
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Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story: Book 3 (The Universe Series) (Sharing Nature with Children Books)

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This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful i...more
Paperback, 45 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Dawn Pubns (first published March 30th 2006)
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Sandra Dutton
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 is part three in The Universe Series which tells how our universe was formed.

This is an excellent series. In this installment we learn about the development of creatures on the Earth. This tells a story and, at the end, there is a section explaining the science (this part is definitely for the older kids).

It is all well done, but it is a little heavy handed with how we are to blame for what might be the biggest extinction event. I just didn’t like the artwork as much as the other two books....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
Great overview of human evolution. This is book three in a series of three. I recommend all three books. I really like the timelines at the beginning of every page of text/
Mandie Mc
Like its predecessor, it's heavy on the anthropomorphism, but an enjoyable read, and my young kids enjoyed it.
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