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How the Borks Became

By Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Elys Dolan

A gentle and humorous way of introducing the concept of evolution to young children.

Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once, they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all. How could this happen? Well, it didn't come about all at once ... Jonathan Emmett tells a delightful story in verse about the Borks and all the things that happened to make them gradually look quite different, while still remaining Borks. And by the end of the story, the reader will have a very good notion of how Evolution by natural selection works.

  • It’s great fun to read, in the same laugh-and-learn way as a Dr Seuss book
  • Elys Dolan’s illustrations perfectly capture the spirit and intention of the text
  • Jonathan Emmett has a large international following through his books and his website scribblestreet.co.uk

About the author

Jonathan Emmett's books have been translated into 30 languages and have won fifteen awards in Britain and the USA. He started work as an architect but left, “to become a stay-at-home dad and to try my luck as an author and paper-engineer.” His first book, Doohickey and the Robot, was published in 1999, and now he is recognised as a leading interpreter of scientific ideas for young children. He names Dr Seuss, Maurice Sendak and Roald Dahl as authors who made a great impression on him as a child. When he’s not writing or paper-engineering, he likes to make furniture.

About the illustrator

Elys Dolan is rapidly becoming a big name as one of the finest humorous illustrators around. An author as well as an artist, she grew up in Sussex, went to Cambridge School of Art, and lives in Cambridge. Her own books include Weasels and Nuts in Space, and she has also illustrated Jonathan Emmett’s The Clockwork Dragon (2015).

ISBN: 9781910959190
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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