I’m making plans for a prehistory/evolution study with 6yo M, so when I saw Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins on top of a library shelf, I grabbed it. C (2yo) saw it in the library bag and asked me to read it, so the three of us sat down and started it. Both girls were fascinated by the diverse animals, some modern and some extinct that are shown on the opening pages.
Jenkins included just the right about of text to keep to give a basic description of the development of life on earth and the process of evolution while keeping young children engaged. Lots of illustrations enhance the explanation, and near the end there is an excellent timeline showing the development of life on earth as though it happened in a 24 hour day. Modern humans come onto the scene at 11:59:58 PM.
This week’s Non-Fiction Monday Round-up is at bookstogether.