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Evolution Hardcover – 13 Jun 2014

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  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 13 years
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (13 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554534305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554534302
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 1.3 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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... this title will appeal to researchers. School Library Journal"

... this title will appeal to researchers.--School Library Journal

What could have been a dreary march through the fossil records is kept light and accessible by Loxton's sense of humor and breezy prose style.--Quill & Quire

Beautifully illustrated and elegantly written, any child interested in the story of life will be fascinated by it.--Wired Magazine

About the Author

Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.


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... by how wonderful it was to get into this so early with our 4 year old son. Much more than trying to be too clever too soon with a book aimed for children over 8 years old, reading this with our young son has been really important and moving. It has meant so, so much to enter into conversations, questions and answers about how he came to be as a mix of our genes and from creatures before us ... to be able to tell him how special he is and life is, and for it all to be so real and easy for him. He's stormed through the first half (Part 1) of the book, really understanding the initial pages and not wanting to turn back when it gets a little tougher. Hitting Part 2 now, it feels weird and wonderful that the way it addresses common arguments and questions is almost completely irrelevant and inappropriate for him to worry about at his age.

This book has shown us as parents, who had maybe thought that Evolution would be a bit too much for a 4 year old, that actually it opens up not just the science and reason side of it all (which is a topic for later really), but the real personal magic of life and what it says about us and our and our son's place in the world ... for real.

The way it's worded, I found allowed me to very naturally and easily put as much emphasis, excitement and the odd detour into my own thoughts and expression of a topic i'm very excited by, as i wanted ...

... i wish there were more books that focused more and purely on the actual science, aimed for this younger age group - forgetting about the 'arguments against' and just thriving in the really exciting and interesting stuff for children.
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I purchased this based on the other reviews, hoping it would be a good introduction to evolution for my son.

It is a reasonable introduction (I have a BSc in Biology with a specific interest in evolution), but not as good as I was hoping. My biggest criticism of it is that it seems to have been written for the USA/Canadian audience, and so quite a lot of the content is addressing the type of objections to evolution that creationists have. If children have not been brought up in that environment, it means that the a lot of the book is setting up and then knocking down straw-man arguements, such as "haven't human footprints been found with dinosaur prints?", "isn't the eye too complex to have formed by evolution?", "What about the intemdiary forms of fossils that are missing?" etc. I don't think this is a good way to introduce evolution to a child finding out about it for the first time.
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The only useful text I have found on the subject for a 10 year old

Was read and discussed with enthusiasm
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