Children have the right to know the truth about how life evolved on earth.
Pepper’s Special Wings shows children aged 4-7 how Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory of natural selection works, using easy words and colorful pictures they can understand, but based on an actual scientific case study.
Children will also identify with Pepper’s social struggle, since self-esteem, self-image, bullying, and being teased are recurring childhood themes. Children will see that sometimes being different is what makes them amazing!
A special section for parents gives background information and suggestions for research to share with their children as they mature.
Author Mary Anne Farah holds a Specialist Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal. She strongly believes that even small children should be taught evolution in schools. She lives with her husband and two sons near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Artist Megan Stiver lives near Toronto, Ontario, where she studies illustration at Sheridan College. Despite being a student, she has already had success illustrating several other children's books including The Great Bellybutton Cover-up, The Kit Kat Caper, Say Please to the Honeybees and The Rose and the Lily.
"A great read. Beautifully told and illustrated. Explains evolution clearly to children (and adults too). I like how it asks the children engaging questions."