A Planet Like Ours - Hardcover Book
This simple ode to the planet emphasizes its beauty and natural resources and the responsibility of the youngest generation to care for it in the future. Beginning by noting how our planet is particularly unique, the authors cover different features of Earth that are in danger of being destroyed: water, soil, trees, animals, etc. They write in the third person ("Our trees," "Let's protect our air,") to develop a sense of collective responsibility. A refrain familiar from John Lewis appears on most pages: "If not us, then who?" However, other than the statement that "we don't always take care of our planet," the cause of destruction is not placed on any group or entity. Likewise, the illustrations focus on the majesty of the earth, presenting digital depictions of the planet's striking beauty, along with fewer of its ongoing devastation. A group of children diverse in race and ability move through the pages on spreads and vignettes of landscapes and seascapes. The book finishes with an authors' note and an activity list, featuring basic conservationist suggestions such as replacing paper towels with cloth and turning the water off while brushing one's teeth.
Recommended for children ages 4 - 7
Dimensions: 9.25 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
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