Oh my what fun! Learn about the world and everything in it with “If you Come to Earth” by Sophie Blackall. If you were an alien coming to earth…. you’ll get a whirl-wind tour of what to expect in this wonderful hardcover picture book. Let me tell you all about it in this review (affiliate links used)
If you Come to Earth, the details
Chronicle Books, along with Sophie Blackall, take visitors on a fast-paced tour of the world. Teaching the world’s guests through our cities, people groups, events, and much much more. Children in Kindergarten through grade three will delight in the colourful illustrations, and learning about the world we live in.
The reader will discover 80 pages of discovery and exploration about planet earth. Learning about the environment and events that help shape us.
My review is on behalf of Raincoast Books.
What you’ll get
You’ll learn about our solar system, people groups, buildings, transportation, wildlife, jobs, clothing, family styles, and much more. Children will be delighted with the colourful illustrations that bring the social studies of earth to life.
Just check out all those families you can talk with your Kindergarten to grade 3 children with. Children, parents, grandparents, activities, blankets and so much more. The depth you could get into if you wanted to. Ms. Blackall did an excellent job of using more than words.
The illustrations more than make up for the smaller text size. I rejoiced in the friendly portrayal of how people can help each other, and how we need each other at different stages of our lives. This is very much a sit together and read book. The excellent illustrations make it also a great book for children to simply sit and look through on their own. They can still learn a great deal about the world even if they can’t read on their own yet.
We get to not only see the good things of the people and animals of this work but very lightly we were shown how sometimes people hurt people. Sensitive youngsters might need to avoid those two pages.
Should you get it?
Is Sophia Blackall’s book If you come to Earth worth getting? For sure!
I love the sheer number of talking points found within the pages. my appreciation is great for how not everything is spelled out but shown in pictorial form. So we can point out the different modes of transportation and learn what they are. We can see the houses, apartments and castles. People showing the different jobs they do. Making this picture book very interactive.
If you come to earth is simply a fantastic book that you can use in your social studies, geography, or people studies. Help your children learn to ask good questions about what happens on our earth. Well done.