She mentioned on Twitter that she had a little something to do with this new comic book that came out late last year. Turns out, she and Mia Cobb were consulted on the science of all things dog for this particular piece, illustrated by artist Andy Hirsch (Garfield comics, Adventure Time and Peanuts).
Here's the thing. I didn't get this book for my 5-year-old. I got this book for me. Once opened it and saw images like this, I realized this wasn't for little kids anyway. She might like the art style, but this DNA stuff, genetics, Mendel's peas, natural selection, and let's face it - with dogs there was quite the element of unnatural selection (which is addressed BEAUTIFULLY, I would like to add!) would go way over her head.
Seriously, Mrs. Biology Teacher in 9th grade. This would have made my whole life
SO MUCH EASIER in 1996.
MacMillan Publishing https://us.macmillan.com/sciencecomicsdogs/andyhirsch/9781626727687/
So, naturally, 35 seconds after opening the book she picked it up and had me read it to her every night for a solid week instead of Dr. Seuss, Ivy & Bean, or Elephant and Piggy. Her reading log for school proves it.
I got this book 2 weeks ago for me because, #dognerd.— Melissa McCue-McGrath (@muttstuff) January 19, 2018
Instead, my 5 y/o stole it and reads it every night. This is her reading log.
I think she is going to understand Mendel, Balyaev, and genetics better than I could because she is learning #Science as a second language. pic.twitter.com/8oezdvFN04
Even Captain got in on the reading action. (This is not posed. Acey put the book down by his bed because Captain needed to learn about where he came from.)
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Mom? His camouflage is broken. He'd just get eaten by a bird. Too bad. He's pretty, too.