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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Evolution Revolution

Evolution Revolution

Spring 2009 Non-Fiction
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Robert Winston
Publisher: DK Publishing
ISBN: 9780756645243
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Review:
Evolution Revolution arrived just in the nick of time. My five-year-old son has suddenly become enchanted by the notion of how we came to exist, trying to figure out which apes are our relatives, who made the very first person, if I made him, and my parents made me, etc. So along comes this lavishly illustrated, easy-to-read chronicle of the origin of the species. Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publishing of The Origin of Species, Evolution Revolution is a fascinating study of the explorer and scientist’s life, as well as a history of his theory of evolution. This sturdy, well-bound book is one a child can pick up again and again, to learn more about one of the most important explorers of our time, as well the controversy surrounding his revolutionary ideas.

Additionally, this is a primer on DNA, survival of the fittest, and human evolution, providing a vast amount of scientific material buried within its engaging text, it answers with clarity and insight questions many young scholars will pose: “Why do I walk on two feet?” … “How did the elephant get its trunk?” …

Full of colorful photos and historic drawing and memorabilia, this volume is laced with factoid bubbles, succinct paragraphs, witty asides, and clever graphics that can disguise the hardcore scientific facts as fun-filled anecdotes to be remembered and shared.

Note: Evolution Revolution can be read aloud to 6-7 year olds; and can be read alone by children 8 and older.

Ann Hillers   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.


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