On the Origin of Species

Sabina Radeva. Penguin. (64p) ISBN 9780141388502

On the Origin of the Species
On the Origin of the Species
I originally noticed Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ as retold and beautifully illustrated by Sabina Radeva when it came onto Kickstarter a couple of years ago and was intrigued.

This takes the theory of evolution as set out by Charles Darwin and simplifies it, to a certain extent, to make it accessible to younger readers.

The illustrations throughout are rich and lead the eye through to the text, making the journey of discovery easier.

Sabina covers the core of the text of the original in a concise and unpatronising manner, with nice touches of humour (often aimed at the simplistic counterarguments to evolution) the whole is very readable and unfortunately it was over way too soon.

A great primer for children of all ages and a lovely gift book to cherish.

I received a copy of this through NetGalley for an honest review.

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