Jeffers, one of my very favorite children’s book authors, has penned a book for our time: what it’s like to live on this scary planet and just what is our place in the universe. Of course, Jeffers makes light of and enlightens both the scale and complexities of life on our planet, which is reassuring to children AND adults. Starting with Earth’s place in the solar system, to the wide variety of climates and geography of our planet, he stresses that we are all people, made of the same stuff, and that we all need to remember to eat, drink and stay warm. And that even if we don’t all LOOK alike, we are all people and should be nice to each other. I think the overarching theme of this touching book, with it’s spare but pointed illustrations, is that the Earth is home to us all, that we need to be kind to each other, the myriad of its non-human inhabitants, and to the Earth itself. After all, it’s the only home we have. This book feels like a hug during these turbulent times in which we live. Loved loved loved this book.
–Sue, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR