Review: Lucy and Andy Neanderthal
Jeffrey Brown explores the world 40,000 years ago when Neanderthals lived in a fun way in his latest book, Lucy and Andy Neanderthal. Even though this book is aimed at the early middle grade set, I thought it was fabulous. It was entertaining, kept my interest, and taught me a lot, including the correct way to pronounce Neanderthal – NeanderTal.
The story is told in chapters and a pair of scientist are featured at the end of each one to separate fact from fiction and go into more detail. The end of the book explains current research and admits that our view of Neanderthals is changing as more information is gathered. Also included is a history of cavemen in books, a Neanderthal Timeline, and a “Fact vs. Fiction” section.
Kids won’t even realize they’re learning as they read Lucy and Andy Neanderthal but they’ll be engrossed in the story because of its fun graphic novel format and will be anxious for the next book in the series, which comes out in 2017. Be sure to pick this one up for your budding young scientist!
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