Grow Secrets of Our DNA
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow – every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slowly; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others grow to be enormous. Yet there's something about the way we grow that links us all together. Ever since you were the size of a dot, your body has been following a set of instructions: a code, which connects you with every creature on the planet... With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children. "Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations, make for a truly special work of non-fiction." – Guardian on Lots
- This is Nicola and Emily's next book after A First Book of the Sea, which received stellar reviews (“Five stars ... if you take only one picture book away this summer, make it this.” The Telegraph).
- Tiny is winner of the prestigious AAAS/Subaru Prize and an SLA Award; Lots is winner of the IBW Award for Picture Books and the Margaret Mallet Award for Non-fiction (English 4–11).
- There's enormous popular interest in genetics, particularly DNA ancestry tests – 23AndMe has had 5 million paying customers since its foundation in 2006.
About the author
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of the Sea, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and the Ariki series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. In 2017, she became the first ever recipient of the SLA’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books. She lives in Wales. www.nicola-davies.com. Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration; as well as illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts and designs prints. Emily's previous titles for Walker include Tiny, The Christmas Eve Tree, Lots and the highly acclaimed A First Book of the Sea. emillustrates.com.