We Go Way Back: A Book About Life on Earth and How it All Began (Hardcover)

We Go Way Back: A Book About Life on Earth and How it All Began By Idan Ben-Barak, Philip Bunting (Illustrator) Cover Image

We Go Way Back: A Book About Life on Earth and How it All Began (Hardcover)

By Idan Ben-Barak, Philip Bunting (Illustrator)


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From the author of kid-favorite Do Not Lick This Book comes an innovative, hilarious, and expansive picture book about the biggest question of all: What is life?

It's not an easy question.
Life is more than just one thing.
Where did it start?
Peer back in time - way back in time - to the story of how life began…

Idan Ben-Barak has written several books so far, including Do Not Lick This Book and Small Wonders: How Microbes Rule Our World; they’ve been translated into over a dozen languages and won a couple of awards. He lives in a smallish apartment in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and their two boys. Sometimes, after they go to bed, he grabs the guitar and makes up harmless little tunes. He has degrees in microbiology and in the history and philosophy of science, a diploma in library studies, and a day job that has very little to do with any of the above. You can find Idan on Facebook (too often for his own good), Instagram (occasionally) and Twitter (rarely). When he has anything to say about writing he says it on his blog.

Philip Bunting is the creator of How Did I Get Here?. He has an IOU scrawled on the back of a treasure map. He has explored the seven seas with a healthy supply of limes and an ex-parrot.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250850799
ISBN-10: 1250850797
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English

*Three starred reviews!

★ "Punchy, sign-like images take on visual complexity as the story rolls forward. An engaging, lucidly written volume." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "In a concise yet pithy, playful, and deeply insightful storyline, Ben-Barak and Bunting begin by pointing out that despite diverse looks and likes, we all have one thing in common: life. And what is that? Sneakily cerebral for all its apparent simplicity." - Kirkus, starred review

★ "An impressively produced, thought-provoking, scientifically precise, and accessible explanation of the origins of life and evolution across Earth’s history." - Horn Book Magazine, starred review

This title will be a welcome addition to collections where smartly delivered complex science is appreciated." - SLJ

Accessible, playful, [and] conversational. Easily lends itself to a science-based storytime." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books