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on 9 April 2014
The drawings and story format are so dated, but I love vintage and retro style, not to mention how much I always loved Virginia Lee Burton books as a child, so I was really pleased to get this book for my 3 and 4 year old! The story was long winded, as is typical with Ms. Burton, but we read it as a supplement to a unit we are doing on earth formation and leading into evolution and dinosaurs. I found my 3 year old referring back to it later on his own and telling ME which dinosaurs were which.
A great way to explain the Big Bang Theory, ice age, a time line, evolution, geology, biology, all sorts. I was also really happy to learn that it's been updated to reflect modern research too- for example, I expected to see a brontosaurus, but that was taken out as it's since been decided that it was something else. Obviously I need to look it up again. haha
Great book for kids who's interest in our planet and how things came about has piqued, maybe not so much for kids who are TV junkies and want Scooby Doo all the time. Not judging, just saying.