Based on the glowing review from Joyful Learner, I picked up the first volume of The Story of the World in the library. Well, I almost choked up on my coffee when I read “Exodus” chapter that is presented just as seriously as “Two Kingdoms of Egypt”. Of course, as someone of Jewish heritage I would love to see some sort of archaeological evidence of the fact that this really happened, but there is none. I was also dismayed to see that the history of the world apparently starts in Antiquity – very much in line with “New Earth” theory. It’s kind of sad if some people will never marvel at all the incredible discoveries of prehistoric era – stone tools, fire, bow and arrows, first music and art. So I started “oral history” at home – every day I tell Anna a short story about how people used to live in prehistoric times. She was fascinated to learn about stone tools, hunting with spears and gathering food to eat. When we got to hunting, I gave her a big cardboard tube to make a spear. However, she informed me that she is going to invent the first gun instead (thank you, Little House in the Big Woods!). This prehistoric gun has a lot of heart stickers on it – according to Anna they are needed to trick animals into thinking that the gun is actually a Valentine present for them. It shoots fire and hits animals at any distance. Then she was off hunting dangerous predators of Ice Age – heffalumps and woozles (guess what she’s been reading lately). After hunting some down for meat she bravely captured a few to keep as pets. All this hunting was tiring, so the brave hunter went for a rest in her cave.