Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth
Most people know the story of how the Earth came to be: the Big Bang happened, then dirt and everything came together to make the Earth. This is kind of a biography of the Earth. The person talking about it is a groundhog. She leads you on an adventure that takes you through all the states of the Earth, from the Ice Age to when the Earth was just a ball of lava to when Earth was covered with a layer of water two miles deep. You learn that there were multiple ice ages, and it talks about how the continents moved. It is written and the pictures are drawn like a comic book, so it is fun to read and easy to understand; and the groundhog is a funny little girl who is a good guide for your trip. This book is a good introduction to the history of the Earth for children who are probably seven or older. They will like looking at the pictures, which make everything easy to understand, and they will like learning new facts about how the Earth came to be.
Don Brown • Michael Perfit
HMH Books for Young Readers