How did I get here? : your story from the big bang to your birthday

by Bunting, Philip,

Format: Print Book 2019
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From the Big Bang to your birthday, and (almost) everything in between, this funny and informative book tells your story.
You are one of the newest members of a family tree that goes way, way, way back to the very first life on Earth. A lot of incredible things had to happen between the beginning of the universe and today in order to make you. The fact that you (and everyone you know) are here is nothing short of mind-boggling! Read this book to discover how it happened, and prepare to be amazed by the awesomeness of you .
This clever, funny, and scientific timeline of the journey of human existence is designed to get young readers asking questions, finding answers, and marveling at the many wonders of our world, from the Big Bang, to evolution, to a brand-new baby, and more.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After the big bang, in about the time it takes to eat an ice cream cone, all the pieces that make up our universe were created. Those particles formed everything in our solar system. Long afterwards, single-celled life-forms emerged in Earth's waters. Their descendants became land animals, including, eventually, humans. People roamed the earth, learned to farm, built cities, and had children, including you. The amusing final picture, showing a lineup of one boy and six aliens, comments that if any little thing had changed since the big bang, you might be different, too. It's an ambitious picture book that tackles cosmology, evolution, and prenatal development, and an unusual one that succeeds on all fronts. Here the text is lively, but the explanations of science are oversimplified and sometimes tenuous, particularly regarding the formation of the universe and the emergence of life. Created with gouache and acrylics, the engaging illustrations feature brightly colored particles as well as personified cells and animals making occasional comments in speech balloons. Overall, an appealing picture book.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""All life is one." Bunting challenges readers to think about how they are connected in this humorous and personal journey through the evolution of life on Earth. In a conversational tone that weaves the silly with the informative, the volume begins with the Big Bang (which occurred "in about the time it takes to eat an ice cream cone") and continues to the first life-form (oddly called "this little lady" in one spread), the emergence of creatures and humans, and the arrival of the reader Earthside. In bold, thickly painted gouache and acrylic illustrations, Bunting gives nearly every character--molecules, planets, and humans--googly eyes and comedic interjections ("How me get here?" asks a caveperson). On the whole, this lighthearted, informative book, with its Saganesque message, is a journey through time and space worth taking. Ages 4--8. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Life -- Origin -- Juvenile literature.
Human evolution -- Juvenile literature.
Evolution (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Big bang theory -- Juvenile literature.
Life -- Origin.
Evolution (Biology)
Big bang theory.
Informational works.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2019
Edition First US edition.
Language English
Notes Originally published in 2018 by Omnibus Books in Australia.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780316423441
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