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9 X 6 inches, 36 pages

ISBN 092080683X

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"Science/Health" - Activities for Ages 5 to 8

The Secret Code of DNA

Written by Mary Razzell
Line drawings by Judy Pennanen

"HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why pumpkins don't lay eggs? ...Why carrots don't grow on trees? ...Why dogs don't sprout leaves? ...There is a beautiful plan in the world." Find out more in The Secret Code of DNA.

Mary Razzell draws upon her knowledge as a nurse in Vancouver to share the mystery of DNA with kids. This book is the first book that Judi Pennanen ever illustrated.


J.O. (Judi) Pennanen


Judi Pennanen's artwork and illustrations have frequently accompanied books by Penumbra Press since its inception in 1979. She is also the author of her own book for children called, Heads or Tails. A resident of Huntsville, Ontario, Judi is represented in several major collections, public and private. Her subject matter very often derives from the northland itself, as in North Country Spring, from which she draws on the sights and sounds of "the landscape and its creatures, and the four seasons that create the variety and richness of the places."


Mary Razzell


Mary Razzell has a background in nursing. She lives in Vancouver. Her previous book, Snow Apples, was short-listed for the competition for best children's literature of 1984.

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