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This book is stunning. It has everything I'd look for in any picture book, and elements that are particularly hard to find all together in non-fiction picture books- a deep sense of wonder, serious science, *gorgeous* art, lyrical writing, and a grand story arc (nothing less than the actual arc of the entire universe)! This would make a particularly great gift to celebrate the birth of a new baby, and older kids will be astonished to learn that they are literally made of star dust, and that they are breathing the same air that woolly mammoths did.
This is a beautiful book, both the words and pictures. My husband and I have decided to keep the book in our home reading it to our grandchildren when they visit, reminding them of the wonder of our world and the wonder of them. A lovely blending of science, the arts, and spirituality.
A perfect book for humans to understand their root and to find answers to the perennial questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where will I go? Marion Bauer and Ekua Holmes have beautifully decoded, for young readers, the forever circle of mystery that embodies life, the earth and our universe. Yes, its a journey of a particle in perpetual motion! Reading the book is like watching unfolding of a miracle on a gigantic scale. This Earth of ours is eternally grateful to the author and illustrator for presenting its history in a scientifically accurate way. I highly recommend this precious gift to one and all. Thank You.
The scientist in me absolutely loves this book. The story of the big bang, with beautiful pictures, in terms a young child can understand. It's beautiful. My four year old may be a touch young or just on the verge of appreciating it.
An excellent dip into the big topics of universe creation and the Big Bang Theory. The kaleidoscopic art brings out the otherness of this mysterious time before stars and planets, while the writing reminds the reader of the familiar yet to come.
I love this story, and the illustrations are breathtaking. It tells a beautiful story of the beginning of the universe that strikes a great balance between science and spiritualism. Highly recommend for little readers!