Book review: ‘What Mr Darwin Saw’ by Mick Manning & Brita Granström

What Charles Darwin saw on his massive, amazing journey!

What Mr Darwin Saw

Reviewed by: Eleanor Armitage, age 7.

I would like to tell you about this book.

I didn't know why butterflies had beautiful patterns on their wings. Now I do, this book told me that it could help them survive.

How do the mountains grow? Earthquakes make the earth push up. There was an earthquake in Chile and a tidal wave. This made the earth push up and seashells were found in the mountains.

I think the Galapagos Iguanas went into the sea with their mother and saw their mother get killed, so that whenever they saw that animal, they learnt to get out of the water onto the land. Clever aren't they?

Galapagos Iguanas are like ducks because they both have webbed feet so they can be in the water and the land.

I enjoyed the book because it taught me about evolution and what Charles Darwin saw on his massive, amazing journey!

I think the book is right for people when they are seven and bigger. There were some tricky words that I didn't really understand but my mum told me what they meant. I liked the pictures and I am glad they used speech bubbles and thought bubbles.

I also thought of some philosophical questions that I could put into my book review.

Eleanor & Charlie Armitage
Eleanor & Charlie Armitage.

Disclosure: A free review copy of this book was supplied by the publishers.


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