My friend Earth

by MacLachlan, Patricia,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
Celebrate Earth Day with this valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall .

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring.

Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as its poetic text celebrates everything Earth does for us, all the while reminding us to be a good friend in return.

* Interactive format and kid-friendly art will engage both toddlers and young readers.
* A celebration of the natural world and rallying cry for positive action for Planet Earth
* Great opportunities to share life science concepts and amazing facts about the environment with children

This beautiful and innovative ode to our natural world will appeal to readers of Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth , The Poet's Dog , and Thank You, Earth .

* Read aloud books for kids ages 3-5
* Earth books for kids
* Climate change books for kids

Patricia MacLachlan is an acclaimed author who has written dozens of books--from picture books to novels--including the Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall and the Barkus series, also published by Chronicle Books. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Francesca Sanna grew up on the Italian island of Sardinia. She studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Academy of Art and Design in Lucerne. Her book The Journey received five starred reviews and was lauded by the New York Times and the Guardian . Francesca currently lives in Zurich, but you can visit her at francescasanna.com.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. Earth hears spring sounds ("the caws of crows"); sees creatures tiny ("the spider spinning silver") and large; guides lost animals; tends prairies, tundras, and oceans; pours rain ("flowing down mountains through the fields to the rivers to the sea"); blows fierce autumnal winds; sprinkles snow; and cradles silent seeds awaiting spring. Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) pencil, ink, and digital paintings depict Earth as a young, brown-skinned girl with large eyes and flowing black hair. Her upbeat and fanciful art employs a palette of greens, browns, and oranges, and uses crisp-edged forms that flow from page to page. Even more intriguing are the interactive, artistic die cuts that include pasted partial pages (creating mini-page turns) and strategically cut holes and scalloped edges that expose multiple pages and blend elements of several spreads. With endpapers depicting colorful images from the book, this makes a perfect Earth Day story hour selection."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this tender picture book, an anthropomorphized Earth, portrayed as a cherubic brown-skinned giant with long hair, makes her way through the seasons. After waking from a wintertime snooze, "My friend Earth" carries out various duties: nurturing habitats ("She tends the prairie where sun-dappled wild horses run/ through grasses that swish against their legs," MacLachlan writes in lyrical lines) and assisting animals ("She guides the chimpanzee to her night rest"). Flaps and die-cut shapes create a dynamic reading experience; over one page turn, they show Earth moving from sleeping to waking to peering through a colorful bramble. Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues--sages, teals, and rusts--to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally "waiting" for another spring. A poetic entrée into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details. Ages 3--5. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Seasons -- Juvenile fiction.
Lift-the-flap books -- Specimens.
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Seasons -- Fiction.
Lift-the-flap books.
Toy and movable books.
Earth (Planet) -- Juvenile fiction.
Earth (Planet) -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2020
Contributors Sanna, Francesca, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780811879101
0811879100
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