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My Friend Earth
(Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book)
By (author): Patricia MacLachlan Illustrated by: Francesca Sanna
9780811879101 Hardcover English Age (years) from 3 - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / General Feb 25, 2020
$24.99 CAD
Active 9.25 x 11.25 x 0.38 in | 390 gr 44 pages Hardcover with die-cut pages, full-color illustrations throughout Chronicle Books
Celebrate Earth Day with this valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring.

Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as its poetic text celebrates everything Earth does for us, all the while reminding us to be a good friend in return.

• Interactive format and kid-friendly art will engage both toddlers and young readers.
• A celebration of the natural world and rallying cry for positive action for Planet Earth
• Great opportunities to share life science concepts and amazing facts about the environment with children

This beautiful and innovative ode to our natural world will appeal to readers of Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet EarthThe Poet's Dog, and Thank You, Earth.

• Read aloud books for kids ages 3-5
• Earth books for kids
• Climate change books for kids

Patricia MacLachlan is an acclaimed author who has written dozens of books—from picture books to novels—including the Newbery Medal winnerSarah, Plain and Tall and the Barkus series, also published by Chronicle Books. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Francesca Sanna grew up on the Italian island of Sardinia. She studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Academy of Art and Design in Lucerne. Her bookThe Journey received five starred reviews and was lauded by theNew York Times and theGuardian. Francesca currently lives in Zurich, but you can visit her at francescasanna.com.

- Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan and illustrator Francesca Sanna team up to create a beautiful global story about earth
- perfectly timed for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

"Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. . . . Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection."-BooklistÂ

"Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. . . . Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection."-BooklistÂ

"[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues-sages, teals, and rusts-to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally 'waiting' for another spring. A poetic entr?e into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. . . . Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection."-Booklist?

"Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan's language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein. A beautifully designed ode to the planet-perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime."-School Library Journal, starred review

"Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan's language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein. A beautifully designed ode to the planet-perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime."-School Library Journal, starred review

"[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues-sages, teals, and rusts-to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally 'waiting' for another spring. A poetic entrée into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues-sages, teals, and rusts-to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally 'waiting' for another spring. A poetic entrée into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan's language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein.?A beautifully designed ode to the planet-perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime."-School Library Journal, starred review

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