“Imagine if you could condense all 3.5 billion years of life on Earth into just one hour. If you did, the dinosaurs wouldn’t show up until 56 minutes into the hour, and they’d be gone 3 minutes later. Modern humans (the ones we are related to) would amble into view at the very end of the hour with just 0.2 seconds to spare.” From the inner sleeve of the first edition of "if "– Kids Can Press 2014
Educational Consultant and author, David J. Smith of North Vancouver, BC is a parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral.
In recent years, David, a teacher with more than 25 years of experience in the classroom has turned his considerable talents to writing children’s books about our planet and the people on the planet.
His newest offering, beautifully illustrated by Quebec’s Steve Adams is called iF - A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers and is the perfect companion piece to David’s earlier works: the best-selling If the World Were a Village; If America Were a Village and This Child, Every Child.
To see the 30-second trailer the publisher has created for this book, please click the link. For further information about David’s other books click this link and use the “Books by David J Smith pulldown menu at the top left.
David will be presenting a reading at “Word Vancouver” (formerly branded “Word on the Street”) on the afternoon of Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the Main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Please click the link for more information about Word Vancouver.
Image: Steve Adams cover illustration of iF...