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Learn evolution with Jonathan Emmett

How the Borks Became introduces Charles Darwin’s world-changing theory of natural selection to primary age children in an entertaining blend of science and storytelling. Jonathan’s quirky Seuss-like rhyming text combines with illustrator Elys Dolan’s brilliantly-comical illustrations to create an unforgettable alien eco-system that showcases the process of evolution.

While being immensely entertaining, these great spot-the-difference activities demonstrate how diversity drives natural selection and Jonathan will explain how the Borks’ transformation in the book is more than matched by the incredible transformations in the evolution of life on Earth.

Jonathan is also available for free 20 minute Skype school sessions (including a reading) to anywhere in the UK. He has Skyped with more than 100 schools in the last five years.

Jonathan Emmett is an architect turned author and paper engineer. His children’s books have been translated into over 30 languages and won many awards in the UK and abroad.

Additional materials required:

A screen and a projector for a laptop presentation. Jonathan will bring his own laptop.

Additional materials supplied:

Jonathan will provide PDFs of activity sheets for the venue to print.

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Book being promoted: How the Borks Became

Event type: Activities, readings, talks and signings

Audience age: 4-7 years, 7-11 years

Audience size: 30 - 150

Fee: On request

Dates available: May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020