What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book will get kids intrigued about the wonders of the Earth.
What's the story?
In this simple overview of the planet, deserts, rainforests, and salty seas, are delights for the eyes, and enchanting prose is a delight for the ears. As a primer, Our Earth serves its purpose -- to begin or expand upon a young child's knowledge of the magnificent world.
Author and illustrator Anne Rockwell gives toddlers and preschoolers one of their first looks at the planet earth -- presenting prehistoric dinosaurs, creeping glaciers, large continents and small islands. Each subject is reinforced by an almost full-page watercolor and gouache illustration. She ends the book with this message of harmony: \"Our big, round earth is very beautiful. It is my home and yours.\"
Is it any good?
Anne Rockwell's prose is beautiful, instilling a sense of wonder in young children. Her words can serve as a great starting point for a more in-depth discussion of one topic, such as deserts or glaciers, or as a larger discussion about the world around us. Colorful watercolor illustrations fill the pages, depicting subjects that fascinate kids, from long-necked dinosaurs to dapper penguins, monkey-inhabited rain forests, and sunbathing lizards.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about facts they learned here. What part of Earth do you want to explore most? Where would you not like to go?