Encouraging Very Young Children to Love Our Earth

Posted on February 1st, 2011 by Carolyn Hart in Green Children's Books

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Storytime Standouts looks at The Earth and I #picturebook
The Earth and I – written and illustrated by Frank Asch





Suitable for very young children, The Earth and I explores the relationship between a young boy and the world around him. We observe the boy viewing a rainstorm, celebrating a rainbow, playing with dirt and water in his backyard, going for a walk, raking leaves, planting seeds and eating fresh produce. “I sing for her. She sings for me. I dance for her. She dances for me.” When the boy discovers garbage littering a park, he clears away the garbage, plants a flower and embraces a tree,

An important message expressed simply, The Earth and I is well-suited to a preschool read aloud setting. As well, distinctive watercolour illustrations could serve as inspiration for young artists.

The Earth and I at Amazon.com
The Earth and I at Amazon.ca


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