We Go Way Back

Roaring Brook. Feb. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250850799.
Gr 1-4–From the author of Do Not Lick This Book comes an answer to the question, “What is life?” Illustrations and text work together masterfully to bring the concept of life and how it began to a young audience. Children ask big questions about their existence and this title does an excellent job of breaking the beginning of life on Earth into easy-to-understand pieces. Several wordless spreads show the slow development and increasing complexity of life. Ending with a dramatic gatefold that captures the diversity of life on Earth branching out from a very cute and shiny single-celled organism, this title will be enjoyed by a wide audience of casual browsers as well as science classes looking for clear and engaging answers to very large questions.
VERDICT This title will be a welcome addition to collections where smartly delivered complex science is appreciated.

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