This remarkable retelling of the story of the peppered moth is the perfect introduction to natural selection and evolution for children.
Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is a science writer and children's author who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the ASE Science Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Her critically-acclaimed picture book Moth: An Evolution Story was awarded the 2020 AAAS Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Isabel also writes for children's science magazine Whizz Pop Bang, and for science outreach projects. She is a primary school governor and STEM Ambassador. Illustrator, Daniel Egneus is a rising star in the book world. Most recently he illustrated Neil Gaiman's American Gods. He has also worked on the Raven Child and the Snow Witch, as well as The Thing. He is a well-regarded fashion artist, regularly illustrating for the likes of Chanel, H&M, Nike and many more.
Moth ... is another picture book with inbuilt growing room, an
introduction to the concept of evolution in language both
scientific and poetic, full of thrill and peril. ... Thomas's spare
text and back matter elegantly develop the book's twin themes of
survival and hope." -- Times Literary Supplement * Times Literary
Moth ... is a stunning visual experience. The narrative is simple - the life and evolution of the Peppered Moth. It is not a fictional story but it shows that facts can also inspire the imagination. This is how information can really excite. Magical. -- Ferelith Hordon * Books for Keeps *
A gorgeous blend of text and illustrations and a wonderfully successful introduction to nonfiction for younger readers -- Maggie Reagan * Booklist *
A rare pleasure ... a true story of adaptation and hope. * Wall Street Journal *