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How the Borks Became


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £11.99 PAGES: 32 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 02/05/2018 ISBN: 9781910959190

How the Borks Became

Jonathan Emmett, illus by Elys Dolan

Otter-Barry Books

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.

Selling points

  • A clear and easy-to-understand introduction for young children to the principles of evolution
  • The witty rhyming text and illustrations are reminiscent of Dr Seuss
  • Written by bestselling picture book author Jonathan Emmett, author of Pigs Might Fly and many other acclaimed titles
  • Artwork by celebrated illustrator Elys Dolan (Weasels, Nuts in Space), twice nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Includes a time-line and endnote on evolution and Charles Darwin
  • Endorsed by scientists at Boston University


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