BANG! The Story of How Life on Earth Began

Illustrator: Amy Grimes

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Studio

Walker Studio Series

Age 5+

Dinosaurs & Prehistoric World Nature, The Natural World Science & Technology: General Interest

Follow the journey from the very beginning of our planet to the arrival of humans, in an energetic and engaging picture book.

In the beginning there was nothing, and then – BANG! – the universe was born. Discover the incredible story of billions of years of life on Earth, from the first tiny cells, through the age of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts, all the way to the first humans. With playful text and stylish illustrations, this awe-inspiring history is perfect for curious young minds.


Katherine Halligan worked in children’s publishing for many years, writing over 150 novelty, non-fiction and picture books and running the non-fiction list at Nosy Crow. After living in the UK for twenty years, Katherine recently returned with her family to her native California.
Amy Grimes
graduated from the Camberwell College of Art in 2014 with a first in Illustration. Her bold illustrations are inspired by nature and natural patterns, and are mainly created digitally using hand-painted textures. She is based in London.

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