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How Did I Get Here?: Your Story from the Big Bang to Your Birthday

Little, Brown. Nov. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780316423441.
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PreS-Gr 3–This witty, conversational book indeed spans from “the Big Bang to your birthday.” This condensed history of the universe covers the planets in our solar system, the watery birth of life on Earth, and the historical patterns of human migration. Bunting’s treatment of these complex topics is accessible, and despite the vast scope of the narrative, it never feels unwieldy. Straightforward text and charming, bright illustrations celebrate life, the universe, and all its parts. An author’s note emphasizes that all life forms are connected, and encourages readers to care for Earth and its inhabitants.
VERDICT A delightful addition to any collection.

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