The Universe Verse is a scientifically-accurate rhyming comic book about the origins of the universe, life on Earth and the human race. It introduces and illuminates the most fundamental features of our existence in a way that is engaging and accessible to a wide audience, including young children. This book contains most major scientific milestones known to humanity, all in one rhyming comic book. Including, but not limited to: energy, space, time, the four fundamental forces, matter, particles, atoms, elements, fusion, stars, E=MC2, supernovae, galaxies, planets, solar systems, Earth, planetary crust, atmosphere, water, life, variation, reproduction, survival, evolution, cells, DNA, genes, sex, biodiversity, the food web, bacteria, photosynthesis, extinctions, respiration, eukaryotes, endosymbiosis, chloroplasts, mitochondria, multicellular organisms, tissues, organs, perception, nerves, brains, aquatic, terrestrial, flying creatures, fossils, dinosaurs, mammals, primates, humans, consciousness, language, agriculture, civilization, math, writing, books and science!
I was not sure what the book was going to be like but I was expecting the book to be scientific which translated into possibly boring. I was very wrong in that assessment!
I have to say that I was very impressed with this book right from the start. I suppose I missed the whole "verse" part of the title. Indeed, the book is written entirely in verse which is no easy task when you think about the fact this book begins where there was no form of the worlds. I was seriously amazed!
What makes the book even more special is the illustrations are done in comic book form lead by two characters, male and female, one of which looks very much like Einstein. Is that intentional? Yes, it is very scientific but not at all boring.
The first half of the book is all in black and white which adds to the idea that the universe was forming and it took a long time. The second half is all in color which again speaks to how the universe was formed.
I enjoyed this book immensely for all of the reasons above. In addition, the book is much larger and a bit heavier than I expected. This in itself added to the book, after all, the book is about the universe!
If you are a person who believes in the biblical formation of the universe then this is not the book for you. However, if you believe in a scientific explanation and want to teach it to your children, then I highly suggest this book and no other.
This book gets 5 stars from me.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. As I have mentioned before with other books I have reviewed, I am open to different thought processes on a variety of subjects. This review is 100% my own and reflects my views solely based on the book and not on any particular believe system. The views expressed here may not reflect your own. ~Naila Moon
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