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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt www.femlitica.com jennifermuirhead.wordpress.com/
Published June 9th 2019
For little ones who want to learn
1. Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life by Anna Clayborne

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Amazing Evolution is a quite detailed children's book on evolution, written by Anna Claybourne, with brightly coloured illustrations by Wesley Robbins. The book is broken into five separate chapters, beginning with "Understanding Evolution", which gives a breakdown of the key concepts and the historical background, talking about not just Charles Darwin but also Alfred Russell Wallace, who also came up with the theory of natural selection.

Chapter 2 talks abofossilfossill record, the age of the dinosaurs and the rise of mammals and humans. Chapter 3 is about the family tree- how we can see that different animals are related. The fourth chapter is about evolution in action, with specific examples such as the evolution of different types of eyes and wings. Finally, chapter 5, "Amazing Adaptation" looks at different species and the many different ways they have adapted to life in their environment. There is a helpful glossary and an index included at the back.

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Amazing Evolution is packed with fascinating information that will keep a curious child enthralled for hours. It would suit a competent reader aged around 8 or older.


Disclaimer:
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Quarto Publishing Group, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Published:
April 9, 2019


2. Burp, Spit & Fart: The Science Behind the Gross Things Babies Do by Julia Garstecki

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This book would be a great gift for a child who has just become or is just about to become an older brother or sister. It will help answer any questions they have about how babies work and why they are so gross.

The book covers how babies are formed inside their mothers, but not how they got in there in the first place, which might prompt questions, but there are plenty of other books out there that cover that side of things. It also talks about babies' developing brains, cradle cap, teething and the apparent need little ones have to stick things up their noses.



There is a lot of detail about bodily functions, especially poo, so kids are bound to love it. However, it's not just toilet humour. It actually gives genuine good advice for older siblings who want to help out with looking after the new baby, and hopefully maybe understanding the new family poo machine better will help them to bond.


Disclaimer:
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Quarto Publishing Group, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Published:
March 26, 2019


3. How to Be a Butterfly by Laura Knowles


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How to Be a Butterfly is written by Laura Knowles, with beautiful, brightly coloured illustrations by Catell Ranca. It teaches children about the anatomy and life cycle of butterflies, with detailed pictures and explanations of how they eat, sleep and reproduce. However, there is also an underlying message that diversity can be a beautiful thing, and there are many ways to be a butterfly.

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How To Be A Butterfly
would make a nice gift for a child aged around 7, especially if they love butterflies, and it would be a good addition to a primary school library.

Disclaimer:
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Quarto Publishing Group, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Published: April 16, 2019




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