Take to the Sky! Here We Are by Olive Jeffers

I am honored to be a part of the blog tour for this book today! I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book to review.

Below my review, check out the books I pulled from my elementary library that would be perfect to read alongside HERE WE ARE for the SKY section of the book!

Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet EarthHere We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
(Penguin Young Readers ~ November 14, 2017)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Add this one to your shopping list for any new babies being born, or for holiday/birthday presents for the littlest ones in your life! This book is a beautiful piece of art that is a message to our little citizens about the mysterious world that they live in and how to understand and take care of it. It’s equally for grown-ups, though, and has surprisingly deep messages woven throughout the simple narrative. All of the important things about life and the world are distilled in this sparse text and gorgeously illustrated volume.

As a school librarian, I think this is a great one to share with younger classes in a storytime setting, but I see it being enjoyed most fully in a one-on-one lap or bedtime snuggle session. The illustrations are so detailed that children will be able to pore over them independently for ages.

Since HERE WE ARE covers all parts of the earth and world, I chose to focus on the SKY portion of the book for extended reading choices. Here are some great ones that fit for many different reasons, some more obvious than others………


Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found; and the New York Times bestsellers StuckThis Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also the illustrator of the #1 bestsellers The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. Oliver has been the recipient of some of children’s books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. An animated film of Lost and Found won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009.

His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.


OLIVER JEFFERS | HERE WE ARE – Official trailer for Oliver’s exquisite new picture book

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