The Best Book of Early People

The Best Book of Early People

Margaret Hynes

Book - 2003
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Surveys human evolution, from the first toolmakers, Australopithecus and Homo habilis, through the Ice Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age, to the beginning of civilization and the first cities.
Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780753455777
Branch Call Number: J 569.9 HYN
Characteristics: 31 pages :,color illustrations ;,28 cm
Alternative Title: Early people


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Mar 12, 2019

The Best Book of Early People is a hit at our house! We own this book and have been reading it for years. I read it last night to my 6 year old and 8 year old. I'm not entirely sure why they like it but they remain engaged. It has all the excitement of a museum pamphlet to me. Of course we have several books on this topic so there may be a bigger context for them. It starts with a brief description of human evolution and continues with a rough outline of human development including, tools, art, societies, etc. There is no axe to grind here. It is not preachy and makes no effort to defend evolution. It just presents the theory as clinically as possible. It's brief enough too. For a book on evolution it is easy enough reading. No walls of text. The art is plane and simple. No saturated colors or dark, bold lines. Have a look at the cover for an example. We love it and recommend it. See if your kids like it.

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