Earth day is coming! Can you believe it! A day to celebrate all that is good about the earth and to think of ways to help perserve her. My Friend Earth which I am reviewing today helps youngsters see all that the earth is. It also serves as an inspiration in caring for our world.
What I am Reviewing
Patrician MacLachlan wrote My Friend Earth, a beautifully illustrated hardcover book with interactive elements. Francesca Sanna, illustrator, brought together vibrant colours with multiple shades of greens and browns to tell Earth’s story. Chronicle Books produced this 44 page picture book that is written for preschool and kindergarten children. My Friend Earth teaches children about the earth, it’s seasons, and the environment.
Reviewed on behalf of Raincoast Books.
The Details of My Friend Earth
Just look at those colours eh? So bright and inviting! The cut outs help create action and movement resulting in drawing you in to learn more. See birds flit, fish dart, and water flow.
You’ll be delighted with the antics of whales, the coursing of horses, and fierce winds that blow hard. The seasons will come and go, showing the earth in action.
The text fits within the images, flowing as the images pass. The lines aren’t poetic in nature but just fit. Easy words to read the help you delight a child with the turn of page. What will happen next? What might Earth do or see or cause to happen? Are there flaps to lift? Holes to peer through?
Celebrate Earth day with your littles. This delightful book is geared for them. So much to see and talk about on each page. I love the peek-a-boo holes. It’s wonderful to read of the variety of animals and see the gentle change in seasons. For all the activity that happens within the pages, this is a very calm, peaceful picture book. Introduce your littles to the environment of the world, talk about how we can preserve it, and have a great Earth day! My Friend Earth.