Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution

Author(s): Jonathan Tweet

Picture Books

Where did we come from? It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain-especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish.Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected.The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including:- An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life- Helpful science notes for parents- How to explain natural selection to a child


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A ground-breaking picture book introducing the concept of evolution. "A dynamite job... gorgeously illustrated." NPR Where did we come from?

Jonathan Tweet has been an innovative game designer for over 25 years and a fan of evolution for even longer. His award-winning games are well-known for engaging the players imaginations and encouraging creative participation. "Grandmother Fish, "his first children's book, took 15 years to complete. It began when he couldn't find a book to help him teach his daughter about evolution, so he decided to write one himself.Karen Lewis is a Seattle-based illustrator for children s storybooks, history, and science. She strives to make her art accessible, accurate and visually delicious. She s the resident cartoonist for "Cobblestone," an American history magazine for kids. Her children s books include "Will it Blow Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens," "Amazing Alaska" and "Arturo and the Navidad Birds.""

General Fields

  • : 9781250113238
  • : St. Martin's Press
  • : St. Martin's Press
  • : 0.38
  • : August 2016
  • : 215mm X 254mm X 9mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Karen Lewis
  • : 40
  • : illustrations