Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Ian Lendler
Illustrator: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Publisher: First Second: Roaring Brook Press
One Day a Dot tells the story of the universe, and how it came to it. Beginning with a tiny dot that burst to form light and color and eventually resulting in the creation of species. The evolution of species then leads to the rise of mankind and technological advancement. It scientifically answers the questions of how the Earth and its inhabitants came to be. In the end, the most difficult question remains unanswered… where did that first tiny dot come from?
Author, Ian Lendler, creates an amazing story breaking down the complex theories of The Big Bang, dinosaur extinction, and evolution in a way that young readers can begin to understand. This dynamic picture book guides its reader through the stages of life discovery with bold colors and circular patterns within the animations. With simple-to-understand text, even the youngest audience will find this book interesting. Teachers may want to use the contents to spark discussion among their students, or even a healthy debate.