Thursday, March 22, 2018

Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch - ADVISABLE

Hirsch, Andy Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector, 120 pages. NON-FICTION/GRAPHIC NOVEL First Second, 2017. $20. Content: G. 

This books delves into the science behind how dogs evolved from predators to pets.  The first part of the book explains how DNA and traits works as well as natural selection and evolution.  The middle of the book describes the five different senses of dogs with interesting facts and pictures.  The last part of the book explains how the world has created different breeds of dogs. 

This book is fascinating!  I’m not a dog person, but I couldn’t put this book down.  This book is science heavy with entertaining illustrations to explain the scientific processes.  The vocabulary and depth of the content make this more appropriate for middle school and it would work great in a biology unit.  The cover is appealing and I’m sure elementary kids would pick it up based on that, but once they started to read it I think they would get discouraged by the high reading level.  

MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson. 

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