One Earth (Hardcover)
— From Jaunty June Staff Picks
This is a cute book listing beautiful things about our planet and small things we can do to keep it around. It focuses on reusing and recycling in a way that kids can understand, like how you can sew up a pair of socks instead of buying a new pair, or how you can make grocery bags in to mats. The illustrations are beautiful and interactive, perfect for keeping a kid interested.
Celebrate our planet and discover easy ways to take care of it with this picture book that's perfect for budding environmentalists and nature lovers.
Kids can count reasons to love the planet and ways to protect it in the pages of this conservation-themed book. Gentle verse reminds the reader of Earth's beauties--starting with "one wide sweeping sky, two honey bees" and continuing all the way to "ten fields to plow." The text then starts counting backwards, listing simple ways children can help, such as reducing waste and reusing items. The conclusion takes us back to number one with the book's key message: "One Earth so beautiful. Remember--only one." At once celebration and challenge, this book will encourage children to take better care of the planet.
About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is the author of more than fifty children's books, including Love You Always, Thankful, and God's Amazing World. A poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart, Eileen lives in Media, Pennsylvania.
"Readers may get goose bumps as the book winds down and night falls. 'One moon. // One sun. / One Earth so beautiful.' The book's final line resonates: 'Remember-- / only one.'"--Kirkus Reviews
"A helping-hands concept and fantastical illustrations elevate rhyming text in this earnest ecological counting book. . . . As the text conveys the preciousness of a single Earth, Coelho's illustrations portray it with soft, pencil-like texture."--Publishers Weekly