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Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

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Category: Children's
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 14 Nov 2017
ISBN: 9780008266165

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
23 Nov 2019

"Jeffers conveys the environmental urgency, without giving them nightmares, through beautiful artwork and a sweet, spare story."

We live slowly and quickly, depending on where we are and what we do, he notes, allowing himself to flex his artistic muscles with lazy countryside scenes and another set piece showing the throb of the city. His conclusion is simple and just the right side of saccharine. “It looks big. Earth. But there are lots of us on here (7,327,450,667 and counting) so be kind.” There is a flood of children’s books with environmental messages, many of them rather listy, boring and ticking children off for not doing their recycling. Jeffers conveys the environmental urgency, without giving them nightmares, through beautiful artwork and a sweet, spare story. Every hemp stocking needs one.

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