Could rhyming save the world?

great-apes-coverCould a rhyming comic book help save the world? The Universe Verse is an illustrated, rhyming ode to science that appeals to the child in anyone, and it’s raising money on until Sept 29th. Fun-loving author and illustrator James Lu Dunbar has just launched a fundraising campaign to publish The Universe Verse, a rhyming graphical guide to our origins that explains the complex scientific principles behind the greatest mysteries of our existence, including the Big Bang, the origin of life on Earth and the evolution of the human race.

At a time when scientific literacy is becoming ever more important to the health of the economy and the environment, this book celebrates science in a manner that is engaging to a wide audience that includes young children. If successful it could become a valuable tool for promoting scientific understanding and enthusiasm.

The campaign includes some interesting rewards, including original artwork and even the chance to be drawn into one of the books illustrations for those who dig deep into their pockets to help support the launch. Check it out here.