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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

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#1 New York Times bestseller
A TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year
A NPR Best Book of 2017
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2017

Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together.--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

A true work of art.--BuzzFeed

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



Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Philomel Books
Published: 11/14/2017
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 11.00h x 9.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780399167898
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/30/2017
School Library Journal 11/01/2017
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Shelf Awareness 12/01/2017
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 12 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck; This Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also, of course, the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son. Follow him @OliverJeffers.

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