Leave it to an evolutionary biologist to pen a children’s book that describes the “magic of reality”. In the video he says that its aimed for kids around twelve-years-old, perhaps younger. Along with these beautiful illustrations, this will certainly find a place on many a coffee table and bookshelf. Every chapter is a question. Questions like, “Why do bad things happen?” or “What is the Sun?”. He talks about myths from around the world that have explained the answer to that question, then weighs in with what science has to say – and its usually an equally if not more wonderful answer than those given us by the poets of the past.
Reminds me of the They Might be Giants song, “Science is Real“.