We are more alike than we are not!

Hooray For DNA! introduces the young and old to the miraculous world of DNA. Discover some  lifeforms that share your DNA. Find out what creature is most like you! “We share many features with all living creatures, but there’s one that’s identical, less point one percentical...” How wonderful to be alive!

Pauline Thompson is represented by Stacey Kondla at The Rights Factory. Hooray For DNA! is published by Alfred A. Knopf New York. Click on images for more information.



"A fun introduction to DNA that will certainly pique the curiosity of future scientists." —School Library Journal

"It's a peppy, approachable intro to a big topic.” — Publishers Weekly

“...delivers a solidly worthy message grounded in biochemical fact.” Kirkus

"Along with a great message about humanity, the book delivers a solid introduction to the idea of DNA.” Unleashing Readers

“Pauline Thompson’s rhyming and rhythmic text is fun to read aloud, and Greg Pizzoli’s bright school-day illustrations show a diverse cast energetically engaged in creative activities. An accessible celebration of our shared DNA for the very young.” Canadian Children’s BookNews Spring 2023

“Hooray For DNA! is such a fun read and makes learning about science fun! A must read book! MommaBraga.com

“A fantastic book to teach children all about DNA! …It is a great combination of informative and fun.” Tara’s Teaching @tarasteaching

A fun introduction to the concept of DNA and genetics, and how we are all connected in some way with other animals around us. My 4 and 2 y.o. kids love the bright pictures and lively rhymes.” Ben Kleinstiver Phd, Harvard Medical School and Mass General Research Institute

Hooray For DNA! made The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books of 2023.

Hooray For DNA! selected by School Library Journal's Betsy Bird for her 2023 Best Rhyming Picture Books list - 31 Days, 31 Lists.

Hooray For DNA! chosen as a Heather’s Pick at Indigo Books.


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