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BIOLOGY IS WEIRD (in a very exciting way), and this book totally gets it. If you have a small person in your life who would enjoy discovering that the origins of life are a great big mystery, Idan Ben-Barak gives a wonderful introduction.
- Murphy— From We Go Way Back (Staff Pick)
From the author of kid-favorite Do Not Lick This Book comes an innovative, hilarious, and expansive picture book about the biggest question of all: What is life?
It's not an easy question.
Life is more than just one thing.
Where did it start?
Peer back in time - way back in time - to the story of how life began…
*Three starred reviews!
★ "Punchy, sign-like images take on visual complexity as the story rolls forward. An engaging, lucidly written volume." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "In a concise yet pithy, playful, and deeply insightful storyline, Ben-Barak and Bunting begin by pointing out that despite diverse looks and likes, we all have one thing in common: life. And what is that? Sneakily cerebral for all its apparent simplicity." - Kirkus, starred review
★ "An impressively produced, thought-provoking, scientifically precise, and accessible explanation of the origins of life and evolution across Earth’s history." - Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"This title will be a welcome addition to collections where smartly delivered complex science is appreciated." - SLJ
"Accessible, playful, [and] conversational. Easily lends itself to a science-based storytime." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books