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Grandmother Fish By Jonathan Tweet Karen Lewis,

  • Title: Grandmother Fish
  • Author: Jonathan Tweet Karen Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780986288401
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Where did we come from It s a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain especially to young children Charles Darwin s theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers Meet Grandmother Fish.Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life byWhere did we come from It s a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain especially to young children Charles Darwin s theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers Meet Grandmother Fish.Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected.The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life Helpful science notes for parents How to explain natural selection to a child
    Grandmother Fish Where did we come from It s a simple question but not so simple an answer to explain especially to young children Charles Darwin s theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery

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    1. Travel back with me through the Earth s history, back into the farthest reaches of time when the sand we walk today was still rock and the oceans of an entirely salination Back back back we go to, oh about 13 years ago, I d say I was a library grad student, and had just come to the shocking realization that the children s literature class I d taken on a lark might actually yield a career of some sort We were learning the finer points of book reviewing hat tip to K.T Horning s From Cover to Cover [...]

    2. My almost 8 year old read this to me It s written on a preschool level but has sections and concepts in it that can easily be elaborated on for older kids It was helpful for me that it was for younger kids as it gave me a starting point for discussion My son really enjoyed talking about the family tree in the back and picked up how the language long, long, long, long, long time ago versus long, long time ago , etc represented a time line We discussed how the book was for younger kids but was sti [...]

    3. Grandmother Fish is a beautiful book on the broader and finer points of Human Evolution A great great great GREAT introduction to the science of evolution And for those of you digitally inclined the book PDF is FREE via the website grandmotherfish

    4. I would have normally given this book a review of only three stars but most of my complaints in the presentation was answered by the author in the back of his book As I was complaining to my sister why should we start with a fish upon discussing evolution and that the book should be much older but then again as the author points out a fish is much easier for a child to relate with than bacteria or even perhaps a wormy type ancestor The story was very well written and rather simple in its format [...]

    5. GRANDMOTHER FISH A CHILD S FISH BOOK OF EVOLUTION by Jonathan Tweet explores the concept of evolution using easy to understand examples.The picture book introduces each branch on the tree of life with familiar examples and engages readers through active questioning The consistent format, colorful illustrations, and predictable approach contribute to the book s appeal.The end notes include an evolutionary tree of life, science notes for parents, and ideas for explaining natural selection to child [...]

    6. Tweet, Jonathan Grandmother Fish, PICTURE BOOK Feiwel and Friends, 2015 17.99 Starting with Grandmother Fish, the reader sees the evolution of various animals from reptiles to mammals, to apes, to humans Each animal has a very short description of how they can move and function At the end of the book there is an evolutionary family tree This is a really well done book The illustrations are really bright, colorful and detailed and help add substance to the book It encourages the reader to compare [...]

    7. Oddly enough I had a 5th grader ask me about the theory of evolution before this book arrived The picture book story part of the book is pretty cute and doesn t go very deep into any science or theory There is a whole section at the back with a lot science and a note from the author guiding the ADULT or older student to read about the science I think this is a nice, careful way to present a theory that has both believers and dissenters.

    8. Brilliantly written and illustrated The guides at the end are especially helpful G and J and I had wonderful and insightful conversations while reading The author presents evolution in a clear and concise manner that is easily relatable for children, but still factual and not at all dumbed down.

    9. This is geared toward young children but it confused my five year old a bit Still, the illustrations were pretty and she enjoyed the interactive parts.

    10. Humans did NOT descend from apes.I believe in evolution, but I m not interested in teaching my child something that simply inaccurate.Humans and apes descended from a common ancestor.

    11. What a great way to explain how we people got here I learned a few things about evolution and was reminded of some others Thank you for writing this one.

    12. I m pretty torn on this book On the one hand, the concept is great and the illustrations very captivating On the other hand, the text seems to be aimed at 2 year olds Grandmother fish could wiggle and swim fast Can you wiggle And she had jaws to chomp with Can you chomp Evolution is a crazy complicated subject to get across to kids who are still trying to understand yesterday, today, tomorrow The end matter, on the other hand, is really fabulous and would be really great for older kids Gr 2 and [...]

    13. Gives a sense of the way evolution happened, showing various branches and what new abilities animals had after the change.This is evolution for preschoolers.

    14. This marvelous book by Jonathan Tweet is a simple and clear explanation of evolution that will please every teacher or parent who wants to explain the concept Its complexity is a challenge, but Jonathan Tweet helps us readers by examining steps along the long, long, long, long, long way First, there is Grandmother Fish who can wiggle and chomp , and many, many years later arrived Grandmother reptile, who can wiggle and chomp, too, but also crawl and breathe Then we are introduced to her relation [...]

    15. I love it It s so sweet It tells the story of evolution in a simple way and in a way that helps us understand how we are connected and related to all life on earth.

    16. I have never encountered a book on evolution pitched to young readers so this one was a neat surprise since it fills a void but also does so in relatable fashion Plus, the text encourages readers to interact with its lines, thus, prompting them to wiggle, chomp, crawl, breathe, squeak, cuddle, grab and hoot, just like all the other animals mentioned in the book Considering these animal ancestors as grandmothers with particular abilities brings the book s lesson home to young readers while additi [...]

    17. The genre of this book is NonFiction Grandmother Fish is intended for readers aged 3 7 years old Grandmother Fish is a child s first book of evolution The book engages a young child s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors It lets children see for themselves that we are related in form and function to the nonhuman animals that came before us It s the story of where we came from, told so simply that a preschooler can follow it I rated thus at fiv [...]

    18. The book has beautiful images The writing style is nice The subject is presented in a simple way It is general than Charlie and Kiwi An Evolutionary AdventureIt would have been nice to have a little text and illustrations about human evolution species Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal and so on.

    19. A child friendly book about evolution, this would make for a great storytime or read aloud book to any young children It tells of all the evolving ways that organisms moved spoke that are interactive Grandmother Fish could wiggle, can you wiggle etc , it asks children to find the grandmothers in a group of other related organisms find Grandmother Ape among cousin elephant, cousin whale, cousin carnivore, etc , and it tells when each Grandmother lived with decreasing numbers of the word long Gran [...]

    20. Nice picture book explanation of evolution I think this would go over the heads of preschoolers, but beginning elementary would understand some of the concepts The illustrations are well done, and the accumulation of verbs describing the abilities of various species was helpful There s a parent teacher note, definitions of evolutionary concepts, and further details about each animal mentioned, in the back of the book.Good first start with science

    21. This is similar in spirit to Eric Carle s Head to Toe in which the child is encouraged to mimic something that each of the animals can do, but here it s used to explain our ancestry Each page shows one of our ancestors, and the abilities that it has that make it like us than the animal on the previous page.

    22. Evolution 101 for the very smallest of people Big, brightly colored illustrations and simple text with lots of repetition really help reinforce the point Includes a really well thought out discussion guide in the back for parents to answer questions and help discuss sensitive topics such as the death part of natural selection.

    23. A fantastic introduction to evolution for little ones Great suggestions for explaining the concept of natural selection at the end make this book useful for older children and adults too Must buy this before the teaching of evolution is banned

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