Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers offers a personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--a missive about our world and those who call it home....

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Title:Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Author:Oliver Jeffers
ISBN:Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
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  • Aqui Estamos Nós: Apontamentos para Viver no Planeta Terra
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  • Kristen
    Dec 31, 2017
    A masterpiece. Got this for my infant daughter but really it was a gift to myself. ...
  • Kaethe
    Jan 19, 2018
    I am charmed. A very good birthday gift to a recently birthed child. It doesn't resemble Mo Willem's instruction manual, but it delighted me just as much. Library copy ...
  • Tina
    Nov 24, 2017
    This fits perfectly under "Mimi-Prep"! Vibrant colors & illustrations- packs a powerful message from which we should never shy away. Definitely a toddler read but also worthy of childhood (& adulthood) revisits. ...
  • Donna
    Feb 18, 2018
    Awe inspiring, kind, tolerant, overwhelming, sweet, intimate, cute, funny, tender, philosophical, practical and absolutely beautiful. ...
  • Elizabeth A
    Nov 22, 2017
    I'm slowly making my way through The 7 Loveliest Children?s Books of 2017 as selected by brainpickings. You can see the list here: This is the first picture book on the list that I've read ad I liked it. Bringing a child into the world has ...
  • Cass -  Words on Paper
    Dec 06, 2017
    I love Oliver Jeffers. <3 Excellent picture book, planning to get this for my little brother who is also a primary school teacher. Definitely one for the collection. ...
  • Laura
    May 22, 2017
    I adore Oliver Jeffers. His books are always something special. Here We Are didn?t hit me as hard as others, but still a beautiful reading treat and message. A book that introduces kids to the world in a simple, warm, kind way. A book that says?.?You?re never alone on ...
  • Figgy
    Nov 16, 2017
    Review to come, but in short this is a gorgeous book about our planet and the people who live here, written as an introduction for the youngest members of the human race. There are some laughs as well as things many parents will be able to relate to, and the overall message that we'...
  • Margie
    Dec 04, 2017
    Over the course of three days more than seventy-five girls and boys looked and listened. There were collective gasps and sighs. There were nods of understanding. There was even applause at the conclusion. Nine and ten-year old children are gifted with a unique kind of wisdom and fre...
  • KC
    Dec 07, 2017
    Living on planet earth may lead to a lot of questions and Oliver Jeffers answers many with this new book. Not one of my favorites. It makes me want to go hide in the jungle or go to a remote island after reading this. ...
  • Amy Yingling
    Feb 07, 2018
    This is a sweet and beautifully illustrated guidebook that Oliver Jeffers wrote and illustrated in the first two months of his son's life. Jeffers shares wonderful thoughts on life with his son, such as kindness and togetherness. There are also themes on taking care of ourselves, each ...
  • Jeimy
    Jan 01, 2018
    Jeffers, a master at his craft, wrote this book to explain our planet to his son. ...
  • Nancy Kotkin
    Sep 23, 2018
    An explanation of the world (including land, water, and outer space) and the human beings that populate it, told in a basic, child-friendly, and humorous way. This wonderful picture book manages to be a concise manual by which to live, without being preachy. Recommend for all ages. ...
  • Kate Olson
    Nov 14, 2017
    Add this to your shopping list for any new babies being born, or for holiday/birthday presents for the littlest ones in your life! This is a beautiful piece of art that is a message to our little citizens about the mysterious world that they live in and how to understand and take care ...
  • Abduraafi Andrian
    Oct 21, 2018
    Buku #3 yang dibaca di Seattle Public Library. Jeffers baru punya anak, lalu bikin buku ini. Semakin membaca ke belakang, semakin terlihat apa yang ingin disampaikan oleh Jeffers kepada anaknya. Nangis sih bacanya. Kudu punya kopinya! ...
  • Hope
    Nov 14, 2017
    Read it and immediately bought it for the kids on my Christmas list. Told with Jeffers' signature humor and voice, you can feel his love for his son throughout the pages. The illustrations are incredible and the story is simple and perfect. ...
  • Grace
    Nov 14, 2017
    saaaaaaaaahhhhh beautiful ...
  • Ania
    Dec 18, 2017
    I?m becoming a real fan of Oliver Jeffers and his art. Here we are is a gorgeously illustrated introduction to earth and to diversity and respect. ...
  • Mathew
    Nov 30, 2017
    With the birth of his first child, Jeffers wanted to capture what is important to him with regards to the Earth and how he wants his son to live his life on it. Much like his own father (see the back of the book), Jeffers focuses on the need for kindness and care to the planet and each...
  • Hilary
    Apr 20, 2018
    Disappointing, nice artwork and interesting idea - notes for living on planet earth. The opening page looked like the opening scene of the Clangers (we are big fans) and I expected some Clangeresque philosophy on our place in the universe and looking after our planet. After a promising...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Dec 29, 2017
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Wondrous and memorable. Here We Are is a must-read for all ages. ...
  • Lydia Duncalfe
    Jan 31, 2018
    ?You?re never alone on Earth?. ...
  • Darren
    Feb 17, 2018
    I like everything about this book. ...
  • Olivia Henderson
    Jan 20, 2018
    Haven?t been a fan of the Oliver Jeffers books I?ve read recently but I loved this one. The illustrations are amazing and so detailed. The words are so simple but put the point across perfectly. It shows us that the world is such a big place and there is so much more to discover! G...
  • Nicki Fairman
    Jan 20, 2018
    A lovely picture book explaining that we are all unique, and that you are never truly alone. ...
  • Fiona Hill
    Jan 21, 2018
    This book should be in every classroom. What a gem! ...
  • Olivia Tosti
    Dec 08, 2017
    This book is a must have for everyone's book shelf. Every page is full of diverse images and witty words. Favourite line 'We may all look different, act different and sound different....but don't be fooled, we are all people'. Every parent/carer/teacher needs this please! ...
  • Tyler Barnett
    Nov 19, 2017
    Beautiful book. As the reader, you are invited to fully immerse yourself into the intriguing wonders on Earth and beyond. The voice is calm and kind, with a hint of humour- the perfect balance. The quotes at the end of the book were insightful into Oliver's life and the wisdom his ...
  • Pink STREAM
    Jun 25, 2018
    It is a wonderful, super, awesome book. There are lots of messages. One of it is time is very important, so you shouldn?t waste it and use it properly. The second one is, be respectful to everyone, everyone is different, everyone has different abilities, gender, race, color, disabili...
  • Ashleigh &#x1f940;
    Aug 16, 2018
    I bought this as a gift for my aunt and uncle who are having their first kid. This is so beautiful, I might buy another one for me. I?m trying to keep myself from crying. The perfect book to read to a tiny, new human, but no matter what your age is, this book will make a home in your...