First, for children who want to learn about wonderful beasts, a cartoon from bird and moon (h/t: Matthew Cobb). Click to enlarge:
The sea unicorn, by the way, is this.
Later today I’ll post about an animal at least as wondrous as these.
I am trying to introduce my kids (aged 6, 5 and 4) to the concept of evolution, as I think it’s a nice thing to grow up understanding. They love animals of course, so quite a receptive audience. Though my daughter did cry at the idea of her forefathers being apes. Given the holidays coming up, I thought it might be a good WEIT post to canvas people’s opinions of good books to teach kids evolution? After all, if you grow up understanding it, you’re unlikely to suddenly start believing in Adam and Eve later on….
So, as a favor to Sophie, I’d like to ask readers who have children, and who have given them books on evolution, to recommend the ones they like in the comments below.