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Has anybody seen a decent book on evolution for a (bright) 5 year old please?

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boogeek Mon 14-Sep-09 17:27:18

Because I thought my grip of science was pretty firm but she's got me all hmm. She says she doesn't believe in dinosaurs (me: why not? We have seen the skeletons, they lived a long time ago...DD: well it all seems very unlikely doesn't it. She's not wrong!) And now she wants to know if the monkey-things evolved from the dinosaurs, and I am wondering because I know birds did and presumably lizards did, but did mammals? And where do fish crawling out of the slime on their fins fit in? And there were mammal things about at the same time as dinosaurs - like, mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers (?), but did they share an ancestor?
Anyway. I think a book, clear explanations, preferably with things saying and we don't know how this bit happened rather than making anything up (!) and some nice bright pictures, would be very useful. Is such a thing available?

NormaSnorks Mon 14-Sep-09 17:37:55

I'm sure there's a Professort Winston one... hang on a minute...

policywonk Mon 14-Sep-09 17:39:49

lurking for a good recommendation...

NormaSnorks Mon 14-Sep-09 17:40:54

OK - these were the ones I was thinking of:

Darwin and Evolution for Kids

The Evolution Revolution

LadyoftheBathtub Mon 14-Sep-09 17:44:43

I have the Evolution Revolution one here. It's good and very visual and friendly, but perhaps a little old and you would have to read it with her. However it won't tell you in detail what evolved from what.

Another great book I have is Cassell's Atlas of Evolution. It's really for adults but it has all the answers on that kind of thing so you can look stuff up.

boogeek Mon 14-Sep-09 18:06:21

Excellent - knew MN would know the answer! Thank you.

MrsMagnolia Mon 14-Sep-09 19:51:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

boogeek Mon 14-Sep-09 20:26:44

We love Tony Ross, thanks!

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