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The subtle, humorous text and richly coloured double page spreads introduce the world and how it works to a new born arrival, and hopefully inspires all young readers to look after it too
UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017
Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created a deeply touching introduction to the world as a physical space and also as a place that needs to be treated with great care and respect. Subtitled ‘Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ Jeffers uses richly coloured double page spreads and only a few words of commentary to describe the obvious features of land, sea, night and day but also how time can move both slow and fast and should never be wasted! The perfect gift for all parents to share with their new babies – and each other.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for November 2017
Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery
Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr
Lucky Button by Michael Morpurgo
Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
The Stone Bird by Jenny McCartney
The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray
The Song from Somewhere Else by A. F. Harrold
Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else...
Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We're glad you found it.
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:
Hilarious picture book brilliance... Books for Keeps
It's funny, clever and pushes kids creativity. The Telegraph
...stunning illustrations Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:
As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity. The Guardian
|Publication date:||14th November 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Year Groups:||Early Years, Key Stage 1|
Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories. Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...More About Oliver Jeffers