One Day a Dot
The Story of You, The Universe, and Everything
Author: Written by Ian Lendler; illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
One Day a Dot explores the age-old question: Where did we come from? Where did everything come from?
Starting with one tiny dot and continuing through the Big Bang to the rise of human societies, the story of our universe is told in simple and vivid terms. But the biggest question of all cannot be answered: Where did that one dot come from?
One Day a Dot is a beautiful and vibrant picture book that uses the visual motif of circles as to guide young readers through the stages of life on Earth.
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"In a style evocative of a documentary film, Paroline and Lamb’s silkscreenlike artwork in quiet earth tones portrays the progression of creatures from simple to complex...Spirited debates are sure to follow."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"It’s rare (if not unique) to see subject matter like this offered to this age group, but One Day a Dot is a gentle invitation into a much wider and deeper universe that will prove wonderfully satisfying even as it sparks an infinite array of questions about the nature of humanity itself. "—Booklist, starred review
"With playful words and dynamic illustrations, this book explores more than 13 billion years... An accessible, appealing introduction to the planet’s history." —School Library Journal