By School Library Journal

Schertle takes readers on a journey that tracks the origins of humans in Africa, their evolution to intelligent beings, and their spread throughout the world. In poetic text she describes their many deeds, from building cities to developing weapons with the power to destroy them; from making the stuff of everyday life such as ‘donuts and bicycle pumps and umbrellas’ to creating art and music and literature; from plumbing the depths of the oceans to exploring the outer reaches of space. The brief text is superimposed on the mixed-media collage illustrations, and together they bring this story of human evolution to life.