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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Hardcover - 2017

by Oliver Jeffers; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is 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. Full color. 9 1/2 x 11. 32 pp. Pub. 11/17. (Fiction, Ages 4-8)


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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

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  • Title Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
  • Author Oliver Jeffers; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 48
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Philomel Books
  • Date 2017-11-14
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780399167898 / 0399167897
  • Weight 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.1 x 9.8 x 0.6 in (28.19 x 24.89 x 1.52 cm)
  • Ages 03 to 06 years
  • Grade levels P - 1
  • Reading level 530
  • Library of Congress subjects Conduct of life, Earth (Planet)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2017041776
  • Dewey Decimal Code E

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Citations

  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 07/01/2018, Page 12
  • Kirkus Reviews, 01/01/0001, Page 0
  • Publishers Weekly, 10/30/2017, Page 0
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/2017, Page 0
  • Shelf Awareness, 12/01/2017, Page 0

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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