Hooray for DNA! How a Bear and a Bug Are a Lot Like Us

Hooray for DNA! How a Bear and a Bug Are a Lot Like Us is a great introductory children’s story on DNA. A must read for little readers to learn about the grand master of every cell in your body!
~ Momma Braga


Bill Nye meets Green Eggs and Ham in this playful and rhythmic nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to the concept of DNA, and celebrates the similarities we share with all life-forms–and each other!

DNA is the ABC
of what makes you, you
and what makes me, me.

Did you know we share DNA with every living thing? Humans, bugs, bears, even a virus–we all have shared DNA hidden inside us!

From a debut author and an award-winning illustrator, here is a bouncy and playful picture book–perfect for the classroom or for story time–about the genetic code that makes up all living things, and reminds us that we’re all more alike than we think.


Hooray for DNA! is a great introductory children’s book on the basics of DNA. We love the playfulness and connections made throughout the book to make it easier for children to understand DNA.

Our DNA is the grand master of every cell in our body so let’s learn about it in this adorable story! DNA is what makes us all living organisms and that can be found everywhere.

“We look different but we all have DNA! I love my dog Tyson!” – Nikki, Age 8

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! Hooray for DNA is such a fun read and makes learning about science fun! As a parent, my favorite part of the book is the extra details that were added at the end of the book. There is some great information included and even resources such as videos that you can use to help your child learn about DNA. A must read book!

Hooray for DNA!

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About the Author and Illustrator

Pauline Thompson spends her days writing, drawing, painting, making music, dancing, and dreaming about all the fun art interests she hasn’t yet explored. Her love of popular science is the fuel for her stories. Here is a DNA quirk about Pauline: she can form her tongue into a cloverleaf (but can’t whistle to save her life!). In her spare time, Pauline facilitates writing workshops for Writers Collective of Canada. Pauline and her DNA clan live in Toronto. This is her debut picture book.

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of many award-winning books for children, including The Watermelon Seed, Good Night Owl, The Book Hog, and the Baloney and Friends graphic novel series. His elbows are double-jointed, which hasn’t really helped when illustrating a book, at least not yet. Greg lives in Philadelphia with his family.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~ Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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