Here We Are

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Book - 2017
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In this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home.
Publisher: New York :, Philomel Books,, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399167898
0399167897
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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GCPL_EarlyLit Jan 19, 2018

"People come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. We may all look different, act different, and sound different... but don't be fooled, we are all people." This book is a very entertaining and heartwarming introduction to life as we know it on our planet. Although Oliver Jeffers wrote it as a guide for his infant son, it contains lessons that we all need to be reminded of, no matter our age. The pictures are vibrant and detailed enough to engage older readers, while the text is succinct enough not to lose younger readers. Overall, an excellent read.

AL_SUSAN Jan 16, 2018

This book is on SO many "Best of 2017" lists. Jeffers' intro says it all. "To my son Harland. This book was written in the first two months of your life as I tried to make sense of it all for you. These are things I think you need to know."

OatmealThunder Dec 11, 2017

Sure, it's a kids book, but it's got a lot of wisdom. If you find yourself caught up in the whirl and twirl of things, take a moment and read this. It's a little zen gem that'll leave you feeling a bit more calm and grounded.

AL_STEFFEN Nov 29, 2017

Oliver Jeffers takes on planet earth as the protagonist in his new narrative. Addressing the reader directly, Jeffers makes you feel as if you're listening to a story by a good friend (by now Oliver Jeffers is likely considered a good friend by many of his readers)
Indeed, at the books conclusion, it's reader is made aware that earth is full of potential friends, "7,327,450,667 and counting."

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AL_SUSAN Jan 16, 2018

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Jan 14, 2018

misschelsey thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 99

OatmealThunder Dec 11, 2017

OatmealThunder thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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