Making More: How Life Begins (Hardcover)
"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
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
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.
Katherine Roy is the creator of the Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks and, most recently, Making More. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
— 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)
Clear text and intimate portraits make this a thorough, substantive resource.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)