And Then There Was You is about all of the events that took place before an individual was born. This means ALL of the events...ever. The book is colorfully illustrated with photomontages that portray the Big Bang, the evolution of plants and animals, the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event; all the way through the rise of humankind.
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Children’s Book On The History Of Everything
Phoenix, AZ – February 21, 2010 – American author Erika K. H. Gronek self-published a book on creation for children entitled, “And Then There Was You”. She both wrote and illustrated it using photomontages of original photography and screen captures from the 3-D virtual world Second Life.
This 17-page colorful book is meant to answer and create questions children might have about the origins of matter, life, animals and humans. It gives a synopsis of everything the child reader has missed in the past 15 billion years. It infuses beauty and science into the ultimate origin story.
“And Then There Was You,” is ambitious in its scope, but manages to use visual storytelling when words get too clunky. It does not dumb-down concepts and aspires to foster curiosity.
Mrs. Gronek says: “Young children will love the bright, detailed photomontages. Older children will be prompted to ask more questions and ideally develop a passion for knowledge as well as a fascination with the world.”
Erika K.H. Gronek has degrees in political science, educational technology and anthropology. She is married and has one son. She is dabbles is photography, writing, and filmmaking. And Then There Was You... is her first children's book.