Tuesday, May 31, 2016

*Review* Eukarya by Cole W. Williams

Genre: Children's/Science
Published: September 21, 2015
Pages: 52


Allow your imagination to run wild with the poetry and images of Eukarya: A Child's Guide to Knowing Names of Nature by Cole W. Williams and illustrated by Ian Durneen. Eukarya is a children's introductory book to the biological world of creatures; exploring how humans name and classify living organisms while depicting the diversity of species. Eukarya explores our world and lets it come alive with exciting imagery and poetry that is accessible to all ages.


I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program in the hopes that I would leave an honest review.

Just one example of the forced rhyming. 
I had high hopes for this book. I homeschool my children so I'm always looking for good resources that make learning fun. Rhyming is typically a great way to hold the interest of young children in my experience, when it's done well. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this book. The rhymes had very little rhythm, and oftentimes seemed forced. I really felt like the information got lost in the attempts at rhyming. I had trouble making sense out of some of it, and I took and passed a college biology course. If I can't understand it, my five year old isn't going to be able to.

I liked the illustrations, although it would have been nice if all the different things (especially the protists) pictured had been labeled individually. That would make it easier to point at things and say "This is what a _______ looks like."

Overall I give this book 3 out of 5 stars because the idea is good, but I found the delivery lacking. - Katie 

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About the Author

The main thread that weaves my life is writing. It has been something that I always turn to and have always loved to explore.

Since I have decided to devote my energy to honing my writing craft and putting my work out there I have realized a couple things; there is no glass ceiling except the one you create yourself and everything you need is already inside of you; so get busy!

Life is too short to wait for an invitation, you can still be a writer today.

There are still unexplored niches.  

Cole W. Williams


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