Dormacks are adorable creatures with their floppy ears and dappled fur. They spend their days foraging among the trees for their favorite food, nuts! But then the countryside freezes over and the nuts are no longer plentiful—they only grow on the very tops of the trees. Find out what this means for the dormack species as the animals navigate their changed environment over time. Paired with How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses the dormacks’ story offers children a robust introduction to the most central of evolutionary principles, natural selection.
For research using these books, see “Children can be taught basic natural selection using a picture-storybook intervention.” —Kelemen, D., Emmons, N.A., Seston Schillaci, R. & Ganea, P. (2014). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797613516009
(Related books should start with How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses and should also include The Walking Fish, Stem Cells Are Everywhere, and Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt.)