In my opinion, it’s never too early to begin the lessons of science with young ones. It can be challenging to find ways to explore the world of science with fun and accuracy, but when it works it is so satisfying. I Used to Be a Fish is something of an early reader for the topic of evolution. I regularly read to my 5-year old grand-nephew, Kayson, who shares my home. I enjoy using the opportunity to discuss matters of the world. Kayson has an inquisitive mind, so we enjoy good back and forth conversation as we read. He enjoyed the whimsy of this book: “I used to be a fish. But I got tired of swimming. So I grew some legs.” I enjoy the catalyst for discussion: “Do you think a fish would get tired of swimming? Do you think an animal could just decide to grow legs, wings, a tail, etc?” Very simple drawings, very simple text, but complex topic lines. Introduce a child to science today with I Used to Be a Fish.
–Brad Smith, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR