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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years: Our Universe, Book 1

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.

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This fresh, lively picture book covers basic Earth history in a fun, engaging way that will delight kids and teach them lots of scientific facts. Thanks to its friendly narrator -- the Earth itself -- and David Litchfield's bright cartoon-style illustrations, Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years draws kids in and teaches them about our planet's place in the solar system, the development of continents, plant and animal life, and human inhabitants. Concepts are stated in ways kids can easily understand, such as: "My favorite things to do are spinning -- it takes me a whole day to go around once -- and circling the sun. That takes me an entire year." The book works both as nonfiction and as a cute story with a cheerful main character.

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