Grandmother Fish

Creating a child's first book of evolution


Grandmother Fish is a child’s first book of evolution. The book engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors. The book lets children see for themselves that we are related in form and function to the nonhuman animals that preceded us. It’s our story of where we came from, told so simply that a 2-year old can follow it. Wiggle like a fish! Hoot like an ape! Please spread the word and support the book on Kickstarter this summer. See a dummy preview at

Jonathan Tweet

Jonathan Tweet

Jonathan Tweet has been an innovative game designer for over 25 years and a fan of evolution for even longer. His award-winning games are well-known for engaging the players’ imaginations and encouraging creative participation. He has specialized in finding intuitive ways to easily teach sophisticated game rules, experience that serves him well as he teaches evolution to 2-year-olds. Grandmother Fish is his first foray into children’s books.


Karen Lewis and assistant

Karen Lewis is a Seattle-based illustrator for children’s storybooks, history, and science. She strives to make her art accessible, accurate and visually delicious. Favorite clients have included the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Public Utilities, KCTS public television, King County and the National Science Foundation. She’s the resident cartoonist for Cobblestone, an American history magazine for kids. Her children’s book include Will it Blow – Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens, Amazing Alaska and Arturo and the Navidad Birds.

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