Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Author(s): Oliver Jeffers

Sophisticated Picture Books

#1 New York Times bestsellerA TIME Magazine Best Book of the YearA NPR Best Book of 2017A 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  

Oliver Jeffers wrote this book to introduce his son to Earth and the basic things to know about living here.

Here We Are is full of luscious illustrations and scattered with light humour. It is a wonderful, simple look at what our planet is made up of and life here on Earth.

Running throughout this book is the message that we need to be kind; to look out for all other humans and animals living here, and be kind to Earth itself.

In my opinion this is the best Oliver Jeffers book yet and is a perfect gift for little people new to this world.

- Briana


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Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit: "Hilarious picture book brilliance..." Books for Keeps "It's funny, clever and pushes kids' creativity." The Telegraph "...stunning illustrations" Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me: 'As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity.' The Guardian

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780008266165
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : November 2017
  • : 286mm X 246mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 48
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : Hardback
  • : 1217