From generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a father traces his child's ancestry. Looking back at Baby's lineage, Father describes how long, long, long, long ago, the father of the father of the father of his dad welcomed to the family the father of the father of his dad. And so it goes, tracing Baby's ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items.