The award-winning “It started with a Big bang” (“Het hele soepzootje”) is the latest book by Dutch author Floor Bal.

In this accessible informational picture book, young readers can follow the fascinating story of how we got from the very beginning of the universe to life today on the “bright blue ball floating in space” called Earth. They’ll learn about the big bang theory, how our solar system was formed, how life on Earth began in the oceans and moved to land, what happened to the dinosaurs and how humans evolved from apes to explore and build communities all over the planet … and even travel to space. It’s an out-of-this-world look at the beginning of everything!

For this book  Floor Bal worked closely with illustrator Sebastiaan van Doninck.  The Danish translation Èn stor suppedas is published by the Turbine publishing company. Canadian publishing house Kids Can published It started with a Big bang in English. A Chinese version will follow in 2020.

Bal received the Dutch Vlag en Wimpel Award 2019 for ‘Het hele soepzootje’. The book has been nominated by the Belgium Kinder- en Jeugdjury 2020.