Our Family Tree

by Lisa Westberg Peters
San Diego: Harcourt Children's Books, 2003. 48 pages.

Charmingly illustrated by Lauren Stringer, Our Family Tree is the perfect picture book about evolution for children ages 4-8 (supplemented with explanations, a handful of references, and a timeline for their adult friends). Reviewing Our Family Tree in RNCSE, Lisa M. Blank recommends the book to "[p]arents and teachers struggling for an intellectually honest and yet engaging approach for answering young children's questions about how life began." And Ernst Mayr wrote, "If we do not understand evolution, we will never understand our world. How lucky our children are to have this beautiful and moving guide from which to learn!"