Link: Barbara King reviews the new book, Grandmother Fish

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Barbara King on the NPR “Cosmos and Culture” blog reviews the children’s book about evolution, Grandmother Fish: a child’s first book of Evolution: “When Should You Introduce A Child To Evolution?”.

All life on earth is related. The way children wiggle, breathe, cuddle and grab objects can help them to realize their ancient link with fish, reptiles, mammals and apes.
This is the message of Grandmother Fish, a new book for 3- to 7-year-olds written by Jonathan Tweet and illustrated by Karen Lewis. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign and offered free in PDF form online, the book has won praise as a child's first book of evolution.

I love that you can get Grandmother Fish in PDF form online, and the book’s website has some great background about how the author worked with the National Center for Science Education to build in accuracy (e.g., “Ape feet and people feet”).