This is, and I cannot overstate this, the most gorgeous and informative illustrated book about non-human reproduction I've ever seen. The illustrations are BREATHTAKING, the scientific explanations are in depth but straightforward. This book gives a beautiful, holistic overview of how life continues in all of its forms.
This is a musthave for any grownups who are fielding sexual reproduction questions.
"Highly recommended for nonfiction and even parenting collections, where it will fly off the shelf with science-loving kids and neutralize any adult melodrama around talking to kids about sex."—School Library Journal, starred review
Everywhere, all around you, life is making more.
From fish to mammals and plants to insects, every organism on Earth must reproduce, and the survival of each species—and of life itself—depends on this and on the diversity it creates. In this groundbreaking book, Katherine Roy distills the science of reproduction into its simplest components: organisms must meet, merge their DNA, and grow new individuals; and she thoughtfully highlights the astonishing variety of this process with examples from across the natural world, from ferns and butterflies to trout, hawks, rabbits, and more.
Lucid, informed, and illuminated by beautiful paintings, Making More weaves a story that seamlessly explains life’s most fundamental process, answers children’s questions, and provides an essential tool for parents, caregivers, and educators.
About the Author
Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks,How to Be an Elephant, and Making More. She is also the illustrator of numerous other books, including Barb Rosenstock's Otis and Will Discover the Deep, Richard Ho's Red Rover, and Kirsten W. Larson’s The Fire of Stars. She lives with her husband and sons in western Oregon.
A perennially hot topic explored with a deft mix of specific details and light touches. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Roy’s illustrations are, as always, a delight: realistic yet stylized; full of warmth and energy; and rich with the colors of the Pacific Northwest.... Highly recommended for nonfiction and even parenting collections, where it will fly off the shelf with science-loving kids and neutralize any adult melodrama around talking to kids about sex. — School Library Journal (starred review)