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The Story of Life by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams

publication date: Feb 8, 2018
author/source: Anne Coates

The Story of Life by Catherine Barr and Steve WilliamsThe Story of Life by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams subtitled A first book about evolution and illustrated by Amy Husband, tells the story of how Earth developed from a hot, noisy, scary place to what it is today.

This is a fabulous book to introduce children within the six to nine age range about the theory of evolution. Each double page spread has a timeline arrow beginning at 4.5 billion years ago and ending with today. 

The narrative descriptions are particularly appealing to young readers: "wobbly blobs became soft jellyfish and worms" and Amy Husband's illustrations are especially appealing and humorous.

Text and pictures complement each other beautifully in the fascinating book.

There is a glossary of useful words at the end of the book.

Perfect book to add you a young reader's library and makes a good present.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution, published by Frances Lincoln Books, an imprint of the Quarto Publishing Group, is available from Amazon and book shops.