Love, the Earth

by Frances Stickley (Author) Tim Hopgood (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
With vibrant artwork and an affecting poetic text narrated by the Earth, this magnificent ode to our planet serves as a call to action.

I am the Earth.
All yours to share.
The mountains and the Arctic air. . . .
And now you’re here, so small and new—
a tiny little dream come true.

Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.
Will you take care of me?

Told from the perspective of the Earth, this moving picture book—part love letter, part rallying cry—tours the epic and ordinary wonders of the natural world and entreats us to do our bit to help the planet in turn.Combining Frances Stickley’s welcoming, rhyming text and spectacular artwork by best-selling illustrator Tim Hopgood, this enchanting celebration is essential reading to connect young minds with the beauty of nature.
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Frances Stickley
Frances Stickley is a trained children's literacy specialist and a primary school teacher who has authored several picture books, including What Will You Dream of Tonight?, illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. When she's not writing, you'll probably find her in a forest playing dragons with her daughters. She lives in Nottingham, England.

Tim Hopgood is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include My Big Book of Outdoors, which he both wrote and illustrated, Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins, and What a Wonderful World, a picture book version of the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. Tim Hopgood lives in Yorkshire, England.
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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
March 12, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV029010 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Environment
JUV070000 - Juvenile Fiction | Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
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