We were sent the Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species book for the purposes of this post. All images and opinions are our own.
This week we’ve been finding out a bit more about evolution; specifically we’ve been learning about Charles Darwin. What sparked this off was a beautiful book we received called Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Anna Brett. The book is a large hardback book, filled with stunning illustrations and it’s just a joy.
Aimed at children aged 7+, it’s a gorgeous introduction to Charles Darwin and his studies. Charting Darwin’s life-changing voyage on the Beagle, it introduces Darwin’s theory of evolution in an accessible way. It matches and supports the curriculum too; I know my boy has spent a term learning about Charles Darwin and evolution and this book backed up and underpinned his learning beautifully.
Written by Anna Brett and beautifully illustrated by Nick Hayes; Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is divided into short but comprehensive chapters. The language used is appropriate for the target age group and really helps children understand the topic.
This hardback book includes a glossary of key terms and concepts and is an essential read for youngsters learning about and understanding Darwin’s theory.
It’s a very well-considered book. It’s packed with information, descriptions and explanations of Darwin’s science; but what really sings are the illustrations by Nick Hayes. They help to bring the science to life and they really pull the book together.
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is priced at £17.99. It is a comprehensive but accessible read for young science enthusiasts; we felt it supported and underpinned the boy’s schoolwork. It would also be a great book to dip in and out of as and when required.
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is available from all good book sellers and directly from Laurence King Publishing. This 64 page large-sized hardback book was published on 11th February 2021.
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