Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
  • By Jeffers, Oliver
  • Illustrated Edition | 2017 | Hardcover

9780399167898 / 0399167897

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For Ages: 3-7 years old

Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child–and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.

Praise for Here We Are:

-A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves– School Library Journal

-From the skies to the animal kingdom to the people of the world and lots of other beautifully rendered examples of life on Earth, Here We Are carries a simple message: Be kind. — NPR

-[An] enchanting gem of a children’s book– NBC’s Today Show

-A must-have book for parents.– Gambit

-A celebration of people all shapes and sizes, and of the beauty and mystery of our Earth.– Booklist

-…a beautifully illustrated guide to living on Earth and being a good person.– Brightly

Here We Are] is a tour through the land, the sea, the sky, our bodies; dioramas of our wild diversity….[Jeffers] is the master of capturing the joy in our differences.– New York Times Book Review

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