Who could resist this book and it’s nature filled front cover? My Friend Earth, what a beautiful book, published by Chronicle books, written by Patricia MacLachian and illustrated by Francesca Sanna.
Interestingly by eldest daughter didn’t know what to expect when she read the title of the book but oh how engaged she was as I read the book aloud.
As Spring is around the corner and next month will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This book would be a lovely book to share and I was keen to share before both days approach us.
Readers are taken on a journey of all the wonderful things that Earth does which is represented by a young girl. She also explores the various seasons, which are illustrated brilliantly accompanied by descriptive text.
The pages are creatively put together with peep through parts and layers of scenes over lapping each other. Earth is so busy but there comes a time when it needs to rest also, showing a sleepy Earth on the final page.
The flowing text makes this a lovely read aloud not only sharing, realistically, what Earth does for us but also highlighting that we can help Earth too. A little helping hands goes a long way and as our friend Earth does so much for us, surely we can help Earth too.
A gorgeously created book that could inspire many a project at home and in a learning setting. Perhaps an individual piece of work on what friend Earth means to a reader? Or perhaps some nature artwork?
Disclaimer: I was delighted to receive a copy of this book from the publishers, for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.