‘This lighthearted, easy to navigate and factual
graphic novel… is the perfect introduction to genetics.’
As an –
ahem – creative artist, I never thought I’d enjoy reading a science book on DNA,
but I did. I totally loved reading this book!
novel that turns identical twins Amber and Blue into teeny tiny human beings, this
book follows their quest to seek out, investigate and understand a human cell,
in a close-up and personal way – by going inside it!
Author/biologist Claudia Flandoli’s secret superpower is being very, very FUNNY
while explaining complex ideas about genetics and DNA – which she does through
fabulous illustrations, fantastic characters and lots of audience asides.
protagonists are literally drawn by the author into the opening pages of this
book with much jostling and hilarity. Indeed, there’s as much stand-up comedy
as there is information, which is a big fat bonus for readers like me.
assured, the convivial nature of the information sharing does NOT detract from
the book’s content – there are still strings of numbers, long words and mind-bending
ideas to get one’s head around! It’s just that the humour and pictures make everything
a little more accessible.
accompaniment to science studies and just a general all-rounder in terms of
interesting information, I can see this book being the go-to for biology
students of all ages. I’m really looking forward to sharing it.
Title: Amber & Blue And The Hunt For DNA
Author Illustrator: Claudia Flandoli
Publisher: Affirm Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2023
For ages: 8 – 12
Type: Graphic Novel