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Here we are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

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

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[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

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

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subject_facetConduct of life -- Juvenile literature
Earth (Planet) -- Juvenile fiction
Parent and child -- Juvenile literature
Picture books
title_displayHere we are : notes for living on planet Earth
title_fullHere We Are Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth / Oliver Jeffers
title_shortHere we are
title_subNotes for Living on Planet Earth
topic_facetConduct of life
Humor (Fiction)
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Parent and child