How The Borks Became
An Adventure in Evolution
By Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Elys Dolan
A gentle and humorous way of introducing the concept of evolution to young children.
Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all.
How could this happen? Well, it didn't come about all at once ...
Jonathan Emmett tells a delightful story in verse about the Borks and all the things that happened to make them gradually look quite different, while still remaining Borks. And by the end of the story, the reader will have a very good notion of how Evolution by natural selection works.
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Winner of the UCLan STEAM book prize (Early Years) 19
Shortlisted for the Premio Andersen
"A funny, accessible introduction to the concept of evolution and natural selection, using the fantastical creature of the Planet Charlebob. Dolan’s pictures are a riot."
Fiona Noble - The Bookseller
"An amazing find! An easy to understand, hilarious and devastating book about evolution! The illustrations of the little Borklings discovering they need fur, longer necks, camouflage... I'm dying. I love it."
"The combination of Emmett's brilliant, quirky rhyming narrative and Elys Dolan's wonderfully witty, whimsical illustrations is an enormously enjoyable amalgam of science and storytelling, which offers a perfect starting point for the KS2 evolution topic"
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