Earth! My first 4.54 Billion Years
by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield
Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Told from Earth’s playful and proud voice readers learn all about how earth began and exists today. Using humor and familiar terms, “You can call me Planet Awesome” will keep pages turning. First, we learn all about Earth’s family, including the Milky Way family that has billions of planets. Then we learn of Earth as a baby and how it formed oceans and land over thousands of years. Using a timeline, it shows progression and changes in life on Earth, from plants, bugs, dinosaurs, mammals to humans. Earth notes humans are the only creature to ever care about Earth, but also the only creates that forget to “share and play nice and clean up after themselves.”
This is friendly introduction to the science of Earth. Illustrations are big, bold, bright, friendly and easy to read. Young scientists will study and ask questions, fortunately there is backmatter that includes sources for more science on earth!