Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Hardcover) (Oliver Jeffers)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 11 Inches (H) x 9.8 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)

Weight: 1.2 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 1

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Family

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Language: English

Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52939981
UPC: 9780399167898
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8382
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is 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. Full color. 9 1/2 x 11. 32 pp. Pub. 11/17. (Fiction, Ages 4-8)



Book Synopsis



#1 New York Times bestseller
A TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year
A NPR Best Book of 2017
A 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



Review Quotes



-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 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

-A true work of art.--Buzzfeed

-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

-"Mr. Jeffers captures the love and the poignancy in what is styled as an introduction to a newcomer... Rich colors, witty pictures and a kind sensibility make this book, published late last year, a nice bedtime choice for readers ages 2-6."--The Wall Street Journal

-...a beautifully illustrated guide to living on Earth and being a good person. --Brightly

-Something of a user's guide to being alive and to life on Earth, Jeffers brilliantly uses pen and paintbrush to explore profound and puzzling questions, establishing straight off that the wisdom imparted here is wisdom for us all.--Chicago Tribune

-[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



About The Author



Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck; This Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also, of course, the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son. Follow him @OliverJeffers.

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

Love this

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AA - 4 months ago
This book is absolutely beautiful (and a teeny bit sad). I love the way it presents a kind of “welcome to planet earth! Here’s the instruction manual” in a very positive and heartwarming way. I will just say that I bought this book too early for my child and she destroyed it by ripping some of the pages out. Especially the pages that fold open differently from the rest. I would highly recommend this book, but not for a younger child, maybe (even though that’s what the concept might imply).
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Sweetest book beautifully written and illustrated

5 out of 5 stars
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Swoopingseagull - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
The sweetest book talking written from the perspective of a new father telling his baby about life on earth. It’s beautifully illustrated and written. I buy it as a gift for every new parent.
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Such a cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Renee - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
It is a really sweet book with a great message.
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Beautiful Book

5 out of 5 stars
ew - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Book is written from the author to his baby it appears, teaching mainly about our Earth and life on it. So colorful, lots to see on each page. Easily on of my favorite children's books, but I am 38!
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Another great Jeffers bedtime story

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
HabbinJabbins - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is beautiful, I love reading this to my daughter at bedtime. We love all of Oliver Jeffers books!
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Perfect book for all ages

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
jessiec24 - 2 years ago
Absolutely adorable book and has some cute humor in it as well. Lovely book about appreciating our planet and the people who live there.
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One of my favorite books to read!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
fgray - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a wonderful book and one of my favorites to give as birthday gifts to children between 3-7 years. Oliver Jeffers is a fantastic author & illustrator.
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Great!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
KB - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! Lovely pictures and lots to learn for the little ones. Great gift idea too.
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