Our Earth

 
Caves, volcanoes, and other Earth delights.

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Parents need to know that this book will get kids intrigued about the wonders of the Earth.

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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.\"

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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.

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  • 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?

Book details

Author:Anne Rockwell
Illustrator:Anne Rockwell
Genre:Science
Book type:Non-Fiction
Publisher:Harcourt Brace
Publication date:September 1, 1998
Number of pages:24
Read aloud:4
Read alone:6

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