It Started with a Big Bang
The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else
Science journalist Floor Bal and award-winning illustrator Sebastiaan Van Doninck have combined their talents to create a captivating, kid-friendly introduction to the history of the universe and life on Earth. The spirited narrative and vibrant illustrations make millions of years of history entertaining, and give this book read-aloud appeal. It has direct STEAM curriculum applications for grades one to three in life science, particularly for topics such as the characteristics of living things, how living things adapt to their environments and extinction, as well as earth science and space science. It also could spark deeper conversations with children as it answers some of the biggest questions humans have ever asked --- such as how the universe began and where we all came from.
Praise For It Started with a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else…
... friendly and concise ...—Publishers Weekly
... a fine introduction to a complex topic ...—School Library Journal
... the text and illustrations are well-integrated to facilitate comprehension and stimulate curiosity.—CM Magazine
Kids Can Press, 9781525302558, 34pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
About the Author
Sebastiaan Van Doninck is an award-winning illustrator from Belgium. His clients include Penguin Random House, Thames & Hudson and Usborne Publishing. He is the illustrator of several picture books and the winner of Belgium's 2015 Picturale Prize for the best Flemish illustrator.